[CR]making decals - legal implications?

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Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 08:36:03 -0700
From: Jay Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]making decals - legal implications?

Hello all, I am jumping into uncharted territory - decal making. My original purpose was to make decals for my vintage project bikes and for future frames that I build, and list members who might want or need decals for their vintage projects. Recent correspondence with another list member has me wondering about copyright problems. Do any of you have experience or advice about the legal aspects of decal making? Will I get myself in hot water making decals for, say, an Italvega, or some other frame no longer made? Is it that big of a deal? I just made a big investment in a printer and supplies, hopefully not in vain. Thanks for any help. This might qualify as 'offlist replies please'.
Jay Sexton
Sebastopol, CA