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Old 16th February 2021, 09:52
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Originally Posted by Lucky@LeMans View Post
As for the work of art angle I don't think that would have been a consideration back in the day. It was a pretty generic shape by all accounts, many racing cars from that era looked similar.
Agreed, but this is the bit that worries me - If they do succeed in establishing that a car design is a "work of art" then all car designs would fall into the same category and therefore have this same copyright protection currently enjoyed by works of art, musical compositions, books and plays.

This type of copyright is automatically applied and lasts for the life of the originator and to the benefit of his/her estate for 70 years after his/her death.

Meaning that virtually all replicas, such as cobras, lotus 7s (except maybe caterhams) Ferrari and Lamborghini replicas etc. will be in violation of this copyright
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