|All home plans sold through this site are protected by copyright. Reproduction of these home plans, either in whole or in part, including any form and/or the preparation of any derivative works, e.g. modifications or alterations, for any reason without prior written permission is strictly prohibited and in violation of the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, as amended. The purchase of a set of home plans in no way transfers any copyright or other ownership interest to the buyer except for a limited license to use that set of home plans for the construction of one, and only one, building.
Similarly, the purchase of reproducible home plans (vellum, sepias or 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 copyright infringement, it is necessary to contact us to receive a release and a license for any extended usage. Whereas the purchaser of reproducible plans is granted a license to make copies, it should be noted that making photocopies from prints is illegal. You cannot rent, lease, loan, sell, transfer, give away or assign the plans you purchase.
The copyright laws and licensing of home plans for construction exist to protect all parties. It respects and supports the intellectual property of the original designer. Copyright law has been reinforced over the past few years to provide for enhanced damages. Willful infringement could cause an award for statutory damages of up to $150,000 plus attorney fees.