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The Limited Designs License sold through ResDes.com is protected by The United States Copyright Act. Reproduction of these Designs, either in whole or in part, including any form of copying, distribution, dissemination, preparation, of derivative works there from, for any reason without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited. The purchase of a License in no way transfers any copyright or other ownership interest in it to the buyer except for a limited license to use that Design for the construction of one Structure.

The purchase of the Limited Designs License via reproducible media (Electronic, Paper, or CAD files) carries the same copyright protection as stated above. Making any type of copies from our Originals (Electronic, Paper, or CAD files) is illegal.  If additional sets are required, please contact ResDes.com to purchase additional sets at a nominal cost (for the same site only). Printers are prohibited from making copies of these Designs. 
Plans may not be redrawn or modified without first obtaining the ResDes.com written permission.  If you need to make major changes or need to have the plans redrawn for any reason you may contact ResDes.com for modification services.
Reproducible plans come with a license to copy, as well as to make modifications to the plans, for the Purchasers own use. Once modified, the plans can be printed for the construction of one Structure only. This license does not include the right to sell or distribute copies to others.

With a  license to make modifications to a copyrighted design, the modified design is not free from the original designer’s copyright. This is considered derivative work. The sale or reuse of the modified design is prohibited. Also, be aware that any modification to the Design  voids all warranties expressed or implied.
Copyright and licensing of Designs for construction exists to protect all parties. It respects and supports the intellectual property of the original designer.

Penalties for violating copyright may be severe. Any party who participates in copyright violation may be responsible, including the purchaser, designers, architects, engineers, drafters, homeowners, builders, contractors, subcontractors, printers, developers and real estate agencies.  The responsible parties are required to pay actual damages caused by the infringement (which may be substantial), plus any profits made by the party violating the law. The copyright law also allows for recovery of statutory damages, which may be as high as $150,000 for each infringement. Finally, the party violating the law may be required to pay legal fees, which often exceed the damages.