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Old 26th March 2004, 06:00 PM   #1
Nelson Pass is offline Nelson Pass  United States
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Default DIYZONE and IP

It appears that our friend in Taiwan has decided to taken on
the Zen 5 also. Flattering as this might be, it shows a disregard
for copyrights, as he reproduces coprighted material found in the
article at length.

Someone who wants to show our schematics should link to
our website, where reproduction is expressly intended. To do
otherwise is to violate copyright law. Also he should be aware
that the names of the Zen amps as published are trademarks
of Pass Laboratories, established through commerce.

I will again be referring DIYZONE's activity to my Distributor in
Taiwan, who is still deciding what action, if any, to take on the
previous incident.

If this continues to be a problem, however, the DIY community
might conceivably end up having to buy a copy of AudioXpress
to see the remaining installments, or waiting for DIYZONE to
invent its own intellectual property. At the same time, it does
not bolster my support within Pass Labs (a corporation run by
people not as wealthy as me) to publish schematics of
commercial products. I do this for pleasure. They feed their

This occurs at a poor time, for I also perceive a number of
designers considering sharing their material, and this does
not encourage them. If DIYZONE wants to encourage the
growth of the DIY community, I think they can do a better job
by properly respecting other's rights.
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Old 26th March 2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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Default Anybody have an email address for this dude?

I suggest that we all start a campaign to convince him to follow the straight and narrow.

BTW: What's his name again?
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Old 26th March 2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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The beginning of the end.

This is it: DIY ZONE

We are killing the chicken of the golden eggs. Sorry for the translation.
What is beyond the speaker?
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Old 26th March 2004, 06:44 PM   #4
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I believe you were going for "The Goose That Layed The Golden Egg", and I cannot agree more. Perhaps a little focused e-mail communication is in order to express our concerns!
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Old 26th March 2004, 06:50 PM   #5
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Out of curiosity and to try to find a contact e-mail address I visited his website where I noticed he is selling Aleph-X kits as well! Not good at all!
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Old 26th March 2004, 07:05 PM   #6
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dear Nelson,

I am sorry to hear such things going on back in Taiwan.

IMHO its a matter of honour not to use other people´s

intellectual property but to respect their will to share or




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Old 26th March 2004, 07:19 PM   #7
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With all this extra attention they're undoubtedly getting, it'd be a shame if all the extra traffic they're getting overloaded their server...

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Old 26th March 2004, 07:41 PM   #8
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Gee, where have I seen this before? Only we used triangular slices of pizza! What other ideas can they not think up for themselves?
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Old 26th March 2004, 07:51 PM   #9
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I haven't got the skills to design my own equipment. I have not the big income for I am still a student. I have got the contacts to make money out of other people's work but no way I would be stealing other people's ideas, designs or work.

I hope this incident is not the beginning of audio piracy, like the software and music industries are encountering...

This is such a perfect way for me to learn, expand my knowledge and to share ideas and experiences. Keep up the atmosphere!
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Old 26th March 2004, 10:13 PM   #10
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Is it a problem at all to wring the neck of DIYzone for trademark infriguement?

Im more than sad about the development of this case with DIYzone. As i wrote in the IP property thread of aleph X, this is whats killing the diy community.

.......enough of that !!!!

Now to find a solution to get DIYzone out of this equation.

A solution could be that Passdiy would supply some sort of kits. It would be no problem matching the quality of DIYzone, and i could hardly imagine anybody choosing a diyzone kit over a Pass kit.

Everything is possible....to do the impossible just takes a little while longer.
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