|View single post by tebee|
|Posted: Wed Mar 20th, 2019 07:22 pm||
No, except for sculptures and in some jurisdictions architecture, 3D objects have no copyright.
They can be protected by design patents, but these are restricted in effect,
limited in duration, and usually need to be applied for.
If you think about it, it makes sense, if copyright did exist in 3D objects,
you could never make a model of anything less than 70 years old.
Similarly you could never take a photo of anything as that would create a derivative work.
Also the OEM car parts industry would not exist -
you would have to buy all spare parts for your car from the manufacturer.
Copyright exist to protect artistic expression, not technical excellence.
I don't like getting old, but it's better than the alternative....