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Profile of RandomEffects
Hello all,
I have recently picked up plans for a subtrunk and zig-zag lady illusions on E-bay. I am working on completely rewriting them to include Materials and Parts list, as well as step by step instructions for all levels of builders. The original design had a few flaws that just did not seem to work very well. I am also hoping to create a collection of plans set up this way.
SO this leads me to ask two questions to all of you:

1) If anyone has seen these plans do you know who the author is? There was no name or copywright on them and the seller claimed that they were purchased from some magician at a fair. However I would like too make sure that credit is given to this person.

2) Since the Sub trunk is a fairly old illusion is there a copywright on the illusion itself, or just on each creaters design? Is there a public domain law on the idea of each illusion?

3)If anyone has plans for illusions that ARE NOT copywrighted and would like to help me out with this project please contact me. I really hope that we can bring these illusions to performers that might not have felt that they had the ability to create them. or if you have any Questions or Comments ...well post em here. Smile
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Profile of SpiffnikHopkins
Great idea dude. I'd definatly be interested!

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as I recall, someone put out a sub-trunk plan which included a list of materials, dimensions, etc. The add for these plans ran in magic magazines for several months some time ago. Of course, this would require looking through (at least) year-old mags. Just a fyi.

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Profile of kennewhitson
I would be interested if these are available.
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Profile of ricker
The Zig-Zag has been and always will be under the Copyright of Robert Harbin. There are hundreds of thread from Pete, myself and others on how this effect got STOLEN and is presented WRONG.
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Profile of motivationalmagic
Wow, Matthew, what a wonderful, wonderful idea! I've been in the same boat, where you buy plans, and being a novice I have no idea what I'm looking at. I feel they don't really classify as "plans" because of such things. If if you go into other fields, and purchase plans, it is more commonplace that these other items are always included in the plans.

I just took a cabinet making class, and all of that was included with the plans we used.

I'd love to obtain or purchase a copy of your revised set of plans when you are done!

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