My appearance in 1996Wayne Stegall

Copyright 2012 by Wayne Stegall
Created January 4, 2012.  See Document History at end for details.

Intellectual Property Concerns

Declaring your freedom to use DIY ideas

When I publish original patentable ideas on these pages without patent, they become public domain.  I intend that you can use them freely.  If at any time I patent an idea and desire to restrict it, I will say so explicitly in the affected articles.   Accidental omission however will not forfeit my rights.  In the event that these ideas accidentally coincide with the patents of others, my understanding is that you can prototype patented ideas for your own personal use.  This is the freedom of do-it-yourself.  If you want to use any of these ideas commercially, you must determine if any conflicting patent exists before proceeding according to the law.

This statement is not meant to be final legal advice, refer to a lawyer for any real legal concerns.

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