What You Can and Cannot Do . . .
These days it seems
almost everybody has a question about what can or cannot be done
with copyrighted home plans. At Design Basics, we know U.S. copyright
law can sometimes get complex and confusing, but here are a few of
the basic points of the law you'll want to remember.
Each plan offered for sale by Design Basics is copyrighted
with the U.S. Federal Copyright Office. This means our the images
and construction prints of our home plans are legally protected from
It's easy to understand. Buy the plan, build the home, keep it legal.
If you build a home from a copyrighted house plan from any of our
designers without 1st purchasing the plan, you are infringing on
the federal copyright protections afforded each of our designs. Design
Basics and our affiliated designers actively
seek legal remedy to copyright infringement.
| |So what does this mean for you?
- Keep it Legal.
- It's easy.
- It's Cost Effective.
Promotional Licenses for Home Plans - Protection for Advertising Purposes
Before purchasing a home plan, you may want to advertise that home plan on your web site, in your MLS or in any print media. This is perfectly understandable. However, you cannot legally use any image from any source of a home plan offered by Design Basics without a Promotional License.
As every plan offered by Design Basics is copyrighted, you must first purchase the Promotional License for that plan.
We will send you via email the promotional license and digital artwork for the front elevation and each level of the home plan. The front elevation will be color if available and the floor plan artwork is black and white.
The digital artwork is hi-resolution suitable for printing needs and can be down-sized for use on your web site by your web site designer.
QUALITY DIGITAL ARTWORK INLCUDED
you've purchased a home plan from Design Basics,
you receive a Design Basics "No Re-Use", Multi-Build
others in our industry, Design Basics does not charge home
builders, developers, or home buyers a "re-use" fee for any home
plan purchased directly from our company. This applies to every
plan, multiple plan sets and custom home plans! It applies to
print type: actual prints, CAD files,
and PDF files.
What You Can Do . . .
Construct the plan as originally designed, or change it to meet
your specific needs. The Construction License grants
to you the right to build the design.
Make changes / modifications to the original plan;
Build it as many times as you wish without additional
Make duplicate construction prints as required for construction
What You Cannot Do . . .
Build our home plans and designs without a Design Basics Construction
License. Our designs are protected by U.S. Federal Copyright
Laws. If you build a Design Basics home design without a Construction
License, you are breaking the law. Homes built without a Construction
License infringe our Federally registered design copyright and
are punishable in Federal Court by fines of up to $100,000 per
Copy any part of our original designs to create another
design of your own.
Claim copyright on changes you make to our designs.
Give a plan to someone else for construction purposes.
Sell or provide the construction print.
Protect your rights to reproduce , modify
and build our home plans with a Design Basics Construction
The above points are provided as general guidelines only. Additional
information is provided with each home plan purchase, or is
available upon request.