home plans sold through this electronic publication are
protected by copyright. Reproduction of these home plans,
either in whole or in part, including any form of copying
and/or preparation of derivative works thereof, for any
reason without prior written permission, is strictly prohibited.
The purchase of a set of home plans in no way transfers
any copyright or other ownership interest in it to the buyer
except for a limited license to use that set of home plans
for the construction of one, and only one, dwelling unit.
The purchase of additional sets of that home plan at a reduced
price from the original set or as part of a multiple set
package does not convey to the buyer a license to construct
more than one dwelling.
Similarly, the purchase of reproducible home plans (sepias,
mylars) carries the same copyright protection as mentioned
above. It is generally allowed to make up to a maximum of
10 copies for the construction of a single dwelling only.
To use any plans more than once, and to avoid any copyright/license
infringement, it is necessary to contact the plans designer
to receive a release and license to make copies. It should
be noted that as copyrighted material, making photocopies
from blueprints is illegal.
Copyright and licensing of home plans for construction exists
to protect all parties. It respects and supports the intellectual
property of the original architect or designer.
Copyright law has been reinforced over the past few years.
Willful infringement could cause settlements for statutory
damages up to $100,000 plus attorney's fees, damages and
loss of profits.
Additional sets of home plans are available within twelve
months of the purchase date of the plan. After that date,
a new license to construct must be purchased.