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by 3D-Can
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

The work must be complete. Could you point out where that exception is, that is news to me, and seems a highly questionable. LetterRip It has more to do with the date setting of the copyright more than the completeness. Incomplete works are copywritten at the date of the last input. But an author c...
by 3D-Can
Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

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I know copyrights are generally automatic but there are restrictions. The work must be complete. How many software titles are shipped with their users as the testing force? WIP's are not copywritable although granted the previous example is a stretch, I can see it as a possible weakness to an otherw...
by 3D-Can
Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Autodesk to Acquire Alias
Replies: 9
Views: 7038

Merger

Not to mention acqisitions in CAD (inventor) and Discrete. The Maya world takeover is astounding. I must say, it is a smart move if they can afford it. The news hasn't yet reflected on their stock price. Like others have said, content and content creators are exploding. I would like to see their bus...
by 3D-Can
Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

strange question. " Are these 3DS exporters legal to use in a commercial setting? " For example, gif was a patented data structure, making a gif was not illegal, making software that can create a gif without paying for the license was. So the exporter developers are collecting and paying a licence?...
by 3D-Can
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

Vroom

Not sure where my Vroom jacket is or what it looks like :lol: Though true I've been playing a little Devil's advocacy here, the intent is to shed light to the subject. Letterip: Copyrights are universally used on all new, old and upgraded titles. Patents must have a novelty which becomes more and mo...
by 3D-Can
Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

Data Structures=Software=>copyrightable

Copyright can only be on creative works things like data structures are specifically excluded. (Patents related to a file format are still a possibility though, but only recently has such been tried). So, in short - unless the individual copied code from someone elses importers, copyright infringem...
by 3D-Can
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:49 am
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

Getting somewhere...

To the considered replies, I appreciate your thoughts. These logical strings depend on whether it is true that data structure is legally considered proprietary. I know autodesk has every version of its software registered with the copyright office. Also if the exporters themselves use parts of prote...
by 3D-Can
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

I don't see why not since a data format is just a program or program recipe. The person producing the mesh would own the model but the file format might be proprietary. The copyrights of any work exists usually 80 years past the death of the author. If it is protected by patent alone it may be expir...
by 3D-Can
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: News & Chat
Topic: Are the 3ds exporters legal?
Replies: 29
Views: 10991

Are the 3ds exporters legal?

I'm new to the blender scene I understand the open source GNU in regard to the main blender application but it appears to me that the exporters I've seen are external creations and I find nothing in the GNU documentation noting permission to use 3DS Max data structures. Are these 3DS exporters legal...