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    11 April at 23:49

    END OF THE REPLICA INDUSTRY? A Swedish court decision makes creating Jaguar C-type replicas illegal. This ruling, invoked by Jaguar Land Rover, may have devastating consequences for the global replica car community. The unique verdict giving a 70-year old car shape copyright protection will likely have far reaching consequences, in essence making all C-type replicas unlawful to display, sell or use on public roads or in other public circumstances, under threat of penalties and/or destruction. And while this is a verdict by a Swedish court, because of EU directives the judgement may be invoked in other EU countries, potentially threatening the entire European replica industry. JLR has already started to use the Swedish verdict in warning letters sent to UK replica builders. And under the current understanding of relevant agreements, this verdict can be invoked in the UK even after Brexit. In addition, other car makers can use this precedent and claim copyright of their historic models, threatening tens of thousands of Ferrari, Fort GT40, AC Cobra, Porsche, Aston Martin and other replicas.
    https://www.newlawjournal.co.uk/…/eu-copyright-protects-sha…
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-appeal-to-save-the-repli…
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    Maybe Alfa Romeo should sue Jaguar for steeling the shape for the e type?

    Just my thoughts.

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    Inspiration isn't theft...most of the time...and I don't think people should be able to steal someone else's design

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      The point is, if car companies start owning designs, at what stage do differences constitute a new design?

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