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Don McKenzie
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:14 am   



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

Cheers Don...



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Computer Nerd Kev
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:50 am   



Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:
Quote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.


I admit I haven't watched the video, but looking at the two
product pages linked in the description, I can't see what
the fuss is about.

Jaycar packages an equivalent kit to Freetronics; with their
own colour and branding so I don't see how consumers would
mistake it for a Freetronics product. I hardly think
Freetronics would have patented their kit design, so what's
the problem?

The Freetronics Arduino (and possibly the Jaycar one as well)
is only an unofficial copy of the Open-Source Arduino design,
so I don't understand why there would be any sense of loyalty
to them in any case.

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Bruce
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Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:09 am   



Thanks for that link Don. I've rung and spoken to Jaycar and the guy
told me they've been flooded with complaints and links about their
apparent theft of intellectual property and their marketing people are
sorting out a response. Perhaps there's another side to the story but
I bet I'm not going to like Jaycar's version.

Cheers Bruce.


On Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:14:43 +1100, Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5A> wrote:

Quote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

Cheers Don...


Phil Allison
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:10 am   



Computer Nerd Kev wrote:

Quote:

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention,
and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

I admit I haven't watched the video, but looking at the two
product pages linked in the description, I can't see what
the fuss is about.


** Watch the video - it explains things.


Quote:
Jaycar packages an equivalent kit to Freetronics; with their
own colour and branding so I don't see how consumers would
mistake it for a Freetronics product.


** This is not a consumer "rip-off" but an imitation of a existing product including packaging and documentation.



Quote:
I hardly think
Freetronics would have patented their kit design, so what's
the problem?


** It's a copyright issue - not a patent breach.

Jaycar have had the Freetronics kit cloned by the Chinese and are selling it using a brand they own.

The minor copyright infringement and the money involved does not justify legal action.


..... Phil

Clocky
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:30 am   



On 19/10/2016 6:14 AM, Don McKenzie wrote:
Quote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with
electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I
knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

Cheers Don...



That they would produce a similar kit is understandable but to copy the
box and documentation so blatantly is disgraceful in my view.

I noticed it has been brought up on the EEVblog forums. A video from
Dave would surely give plenty of world wide exposure to this blatant rip
off.

Sylvia Else
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:30 am   



On 19/10/2016 1:50 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Quote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

I admit I haven't watched the video, but looking at the two
product pages linked in the description, I can't see what
the fuss is about.

Jaycar packages an equivalent kit to Freetronics; with their
own colour and branding so I don't see how consumers would
mistake it for a Freetronics product. I hardly think
Freetronics would have patented their kit design, so what's
the problem?

The Freetronics Arduino (and possibly the Jaycar one as well)
is only an unofficial copy of the Open-Source Arduino design,
so I don't understand why there would be any sense of loyalty
to them in any case.


It's clear that they've copied the packaging design and the instruction
book, not just developed their own.

Depending on the terms of the open-source licence used by Freetronics,
that may, or may not, be a breach of copyright, since open-source is not
the same as public domain.

Sylvia.

Computer Nerd Kev
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:14 am   



Phil Allison <pallison49_at_gmail.com> wrote:
Quote:
Computer Nerd Kev wrote:


However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention,
and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

I admit I haven't watched the video, but looking at the two
product pages linked in the description, I can't see what
the fuss is about.


** Watch the video - it explains things.


OK, it did. It also highlighted the quite nice resistor colour chart
that Jaycar ripped off. That page will be handy to keep on my
computer.

Quote:
Jaycar packages an equivalent kit to Freetronics; with their
own colour and branding so I don't see how consumers would
mistake it for a Freetronics product.


** This is not a consumer "rip-off" but an imitation of a
existing product including packaging and documentation.


OK, though anyone who's seen an ALDI store will understand
that such practice is hardly unusual.

Quote:
I hardly think
Freetronics would have patented their kit design, so what's
the problem?

** It's a copyright issue - not a patent breach.


Yes the project guide has clearly been copied, at least with some
images. I doubt if the packaging would qualify as a copyright
breach, he says himself that there are differences and that they
never had the design files.

Quote:
Jaycar have had the Freetronics kit cloned by the Chinese and
are selling it using a brand they own.


I don't think there's anything particularly wrong with them
copying the overall kit design, besides it being a lazy. There's
nothing revolutionary about it (as I say, if there were they
should have patented it). However Jaycar should have been honest
enough to develop their own project guide, especially as they
no doubt have the resources to do so.

Quote:
The minor copyright infringement and the money involved does
not justify legal action.


Unfortunately.

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Computer Nerd Kev
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 10:37 am   



Sylvia Else <sylvia_at_not.at.this.address> wrote:
Quote:
On 19/10/2016 1:50 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

I admit I haven't watched the video, but looking at the two
product pages linked in the description, I can't see what
the fuss is about.

Jaycar packages an equivalent kit to Freetronics; with their
own colour and branding so I don't see how consumers would
mistake it for a Freetronics product. I hardly think
Freetronics would have patented their kit design, so what's
the problem?

The Freetronics Arduino (and possibly the Jaycar one as well)
is only an unofficial copy of the Open-Source Arduino design,
so I don't understand why there would be any sense of loyalty
to them in any case.


It's clear that they've copied the packaging design and the instruction
book, not just developed their own.


Yep, I'm with you at least as far as images in the book. The rest might
be called "reverse-engineered"

Quote:
Depending on the terms of the open-source licence used by Freetronics,
that may, or may not, be a breach of copyright, since open-source is not
the same as public domain.


The Terms and conditions page:
http://www.freetronics.com.au/pages/terms-conditions
spells out that all the information is for non-commercial use.

The original Arduino design is free for commercial use under
the GPL (according to Wikipedia). Maybe at a stretch the kit
is a derivative work and should thus be licenced under the
GPL. Though this might be akin to bundling GPL software with
other closed source software on CD which is specifically
allowed by the GPL:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License#Communicating_and_bundling_with_non-GPL_programs

Perhaps this is where the application of software licences
to hardware designs begins to break down.

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Sylvia Else
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:08 pm   



On 19/10/2016 7:37 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Quote:
Sylvia Else <sylvia_at_not.at.this.address> wrote:
On 19/10/2016 1:50 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5a> wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with
electronics like I use to be. Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my
attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

I admit I haven't watched the video, but looking at the two
product pages linked in the description, I can't see what the
fuss is about.

Jaycar packages an equivalent kit to Freetronics; with their own
colour and branding so I don't see how consumers would mistake it
for a Freetronics product. I hardly think Freetronics would have
patented their kit design, so what's the problem?

The Freetronics Arduino (and possibly the Jaycar one as well) is
only an unofficial copy of the Open-Source Arduino design, so I
don't understand why there would be any sense of loyalty to them
in any case.


It's clear that they've copied the packaging design and the
instruction book, not just developed their own.

Yep, I'm with you at least as far as images in the book. The rest
might be called "reverse-engineered"


The video indicates that the Jaycar book, or significant parts of it,
are word for word copies of the Freetronics book. Further, I can see
nothing to suggest that the book is anything other than copyright to
Freetronics, with no provision allowing others to appropriate it in any
way whatsoever.

However, enforcing copyright on the book would probably just result in
Jaycar writing their own.

Clearly, in its present form, Jaycar's product is a blatant rip-off of
Freetronics, but the idea of having a kit is not one that can be
protected, and there was nothing to prevent Jaycar from producing their
own - provided they did it without copying the parts of Freetronics'
work that can be protected by copyright.

Sylvia.

Gordon Levi
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:48 pm   



Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5A> wrote:

Quote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.


As the video explains this seems to be routine for Jaycar. The only
thing I can do about it is to boycott Jaycar. Is there a comparable
shop in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs?

F Murtz
Guest

Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:16 pm   



Gordon Levi wrote:
Quote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5A> wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

As the video explains this seems to be routine for Jaycar. The only
thing I can do about it is to boycott Jaycar. Is there a comparable
shop in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs?

Hardly any few and far between nowadays.


Trevor Wilson
Guest

Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:49 am   



On 19/10/2016 9:14 AM, Don McKenzie wrote:
Quote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with
electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I
knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

Cheers Don...


**Another good reason to avoid Jaycar whenever possible. Disgusting.


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www.rageaudio.com.au

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Clocky
Guest

Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:34 am   



On 19/10/2016 4:14 PM, Computer Nerd Kev wrote:
Quote:
Phil Allison <pallison49_at_gmail.com> wrote:
Computer Nerd Kev wrote:


However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention,
and I knew I had to do something about it.

Have a look at the youtube video, comments very welcome.

I admit I haven't watched the video, but looking at the two
product pages linked in the description, I can't see what
the fuss is about.


** Watch the video - it explains things.

OK, it did. It also highlighted the quite nice resistor colour chart
that Jaycar ripped off. That page will be handy to keep on my
computer.


I knew I'd seen a similar resistor colour chart before somewhere:

https://postimg.org/image/xnvx7is71/

That photo is from the data section of the Dick Smith catalogues from
the '90's and 2000's and a full size colour one was sold cat. no. B-1000

Computer Nerd Kev
Guest

Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:24 am   



Jasen Betts <jasen_at_xnet.co.nz> wrote:
Quote:
On 2016-10-19, Gordon Levi <gordon_at_address.invalid> wrote:

As the video explains this seems to be routine for Jaycar. The only
thing I can do about it is to boycott Jaycar. Is there a comparable
shop in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs?

If you don't like Jaycar, the other chain is Altroics,
google says:

Altronics
891 Princes Highway
Springvale Victoria 3171

There are probably independent suppliers around too

If you have (or can make up) a business name you can open an
account with element14.com.au, Last time I checked they did
free next day delivery to Australia.


Free delivery is only on orders over $40 (or was it $45?), RS
Components have free delivery on all orders. They also have a
warehouse/store in Melbourne (don't remember which end) for
those who like the personal touch.

Rockby Electronics also live in Melbourne's East.

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Jasen Betts
Guest

Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:25 am   



On 2016-10-19, Gordon Levi <gordon_at_address.invalid> wrote:
Quote:
Don McKenzie <5V_at_2.5A> wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW8K9D9u5aI

I am basically retired these days, and not really involved with electronics like I use to be.
Just cruising!

However this Jaycar blatant rip off was brought to my attention, and I knew I had to do something about it.

As the video explains this seems to be routine for Jaycar. The only
thing I can do about it is to boycott Jaycar. Is there a comparable
shop in Melbourne's Eastern suburbs?


If you don't like Jaycar, the other chain is Altroics,
google says:

Altronics
891 Princes Highway
Springvale Victoria 3171

There are probably independent suppliers around too


If you have (or can make up) a business name you can open an
account with element14.com.au, Last time I checked they did
free next day delivery to Australia.

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