"The manufacturers of kits, skirt the copyright law by makeing slight changes in design.Instead of haveing 10 streiks across the doors the kit may have 8.Also length width and hight are factored into the copyright law.The kit manufacturers who make an exact reproduction are the ones who run into trouble."
That's what I thought too, but some manufacturers that had replicas that were only partly similar were stopped as well. Isn't that true?
For instance, Exotic Rebodies got into trouble with Porsche real quick after their sculptor finished the Porsche Carrera GT concept replica (Concept C-GT). The dimensions on it could not have been accurate at all, though the other detailing was similar.
Other companies making even Ferrari-styled kits were also stopped as well. Am I correct on this? One company I recall (can't recall the name though) had to stop production of their F40-inspired kit, even though it wasn't even close in terms accuracy or even proportionality. (Perhaps some kits are so ugly they need to be made illegal )