It's good that Clayton has accepted your apology, if that's what this is. I, however, am not as forgiving as that. What was done here was shameful, and it's clear from your earlier comments that you were having difficulty recognizing that. Kudos to Clayton for his build, and his forgiving nature, but for my part, I see worlds of space between doing the right thing, and being berated into no longer doing the wrong thing. I think David may have given you the best advice in deleting your account and restarting under a different screen name.
You have received a very kind comment from Clayton which is very important in this whole issue. With that said, this is a very good representation of Clayton's General Lee car. Since I use LDD a lot I know it takes some time to accomplish that.
Well done for taking action and giving credit where it's due. Keep on building and keep on creating. Puzzling out other people's builds is a great way to improve your own technique, so well done for doing that here. "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.", to quote Sir Isaac Newton.
Thank you for removing the instructions from your store. I also would like to thank you for posting the instructions here for everyone to use. I'm absolutely inept at computers and hopeless at LDD. Many people have asked for the instructions but I was unable to help them. That's why I posted so many pictures of the car so they could hopefully figure it out on their own. Now with your assistance they'll definitely be able to. If you want to add more detail back in your more than welcome. If you have any questions I'll be more than happy to help.
Ill just heard of this story here. I would fully subscribe what David Roberts and matt rowntRee already wrote. So theres no need to repeat that. But I would like to let you know that if here on MOCpages would be a giant stone wall with a table of "Don't dos!" you could be sure that the #1 would be "Dont copy others creations and try to make money with that!" No matter if you brake any copyright-laws or rules of MOCpages with that, such actions will easyly and fast lead to a big bunch of annoyed users here.
Whilst there might be no legal copyright for works posted on MOCpages, we all share our work here freely for other people to enjoy. We all use each others' ideas and give credit where it's due. MOCpages is a community, all striving to meet the challenge of building better and better models. This is how we all get to have more and more fun. It's not about making money. Actions such as yours just poison atmosphere and will eventually kill this wonderful, friendly, open forum. You need to give credit where it's due and start to try to make some form of reparation. Perhaps it would be best if you just deleted your account and left? You could always come back with a new account and a different name and some original builds. MOCpages is very much a meritocracy and your reputation comes from what you build, what you say and what you do. Time for you to do some serious thinking...
July 5, 2015
Let me understand this correctly; you took Clayton's design and based your model off of it. You then sell those instructions for how much? And seeing that there are very few alterations, it looks to be pretty much at least 90% comparable to Clayton's, perhaps even more. Are you then forwarding 90% of the money you make off the sales to him as remuneration? What would you consider fair trade for Clayton's work? You may want to offer him a compensatory portion of the money received as a gesture of kindness seeing that had you simply asked him in the first place, he more than likely would have given you the instructions for free and with his blessings. Allow me to be very clear about this, giving credit where credit is due is not required but it is expected. You are correct in that there are no copyright laws invoked here on the pages as Clayton would also be in violation as you have both infringed on trademarked imagery; however, there is an implicit understanding that another's moc is their possession. Taking it is considered stealing HERE. You may continue to take this course of action as there are no police, technically. However, there are many friends, moderators, and administrators here that now know what you are doing and know what kind of builder you are. It would be my suggestion to cease and desist as Clayton has asked you to do in addition to giving him the credit he is due. Those gestures will go a long way in mending what you have done. Please consider it the best option in your present situation. ~matt rowntRee
Seems pretty clear to everybody that this is Clayton's design. Not cool. Give him credit. That should be easy enough. Otherwise the Moderators are going to get angry. You wouldn't like them when they're angry...
Lego Jim ...
July 4, 2015
Dude! Not cool. Copying someone's stuff and selling instructions is just wrong.
Quoting Clayton Marchetti
You do not have my permission to copy my cars and sell them on bricklink! Cease and desist
Let me be clear in what I am stating. This model does have similarities to your design. However this is my rendition of what you has created. You did not post instructions for your design so I created my own. Your version (as far as I know) is not a copyrighted design. From pictures I have seen of your design they are both slightly different. Therefore my design is completely legal and does not disrupt the rules of the Moc Pages.
Let me be clear in what I am stating. This model does have similarities to Clayton Marchetti's design. However this is my rendition of what he has created. Clayton did not post instructions for his design so I created my own. His version (as far as I know) is not a copyrighted design. From pictures I have seen of his design they are both slightly different. Therefore my design is completely legal and does not disrupt the rules of the Moc Pages.