Who wants a sculpting challenge?


Master Member
I'm not a lawyer (just the brother of one)...

But it seems to me there are some operative questions here:

1. Is making a a replica for your own use technically against the law (per the code books)
--I'd bet real money the answer is yes

2. Would the owner of the copyright pursue a private hobbyist who makes a single item for their own use, and effectively leverage punishment or damages via courts
--In most cases, probably not. But this harkens back to my 2nd post. It begs an understanding of the copyright holder (as best an understanding as possible). LFL is semi-tolerant of us. Apparently, the AMPAS is not tolerant of anyone.


Master Member
Here's another improtant thought...

My guess is that the AMPAS lexicon doesn't recognize the term "replica" nearly as much as it does COUNTERFEIT.

Chris Martin

Well-Known Member
Even making a copy for yourself, lessens the value of the original and the copyright owner may pursue you for damages. They alone own the "right" to "copy" their property.