Okay, okay, the whole issue of copyright is VERY CLEAR.
But look at this from a woodworking standpoint. I'm going to be
redesigning my router table. Of course, I'll be looking at commercial
products. I'll be studying photos and videos-- whatever I get for free
on PBS or DIY, that is. I'll examine the photos of the router table
Rockler sells, which seems pretty nice. And if I don't buy _that_...
well, I will design and build my own.
I mean, I watched Norm's show on the router table, and liked the design.
But I knew that I didn't need to buy the plans: I could watch his show
and then design my own, with no problem, and it'd probably be closer to
my own needs.
Now, if this guy wants plans handed to him, that's nice (if a bit
infantile). But if this guys a woodworker, then _why doesn't he try to
design one for himself_? I mean, I have no problem designing my
workshop, my projects, jigs, etc. I like doing it. So why does this guy
_need to buy plans_? Is he so bereft of ideas or creativity or simple
engineering skill? Is he so lacking in imagination that he can't shape a
tool to his own needs?
To me, this is like a wannabe journalist coming to a newsgroup and
saying, "I want to write an article about third-world poverty. Can
someone give me an article I can put my name on?"