It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the world of Prefabworld Bali International (the Bali Wood "World" which is the center of Prefab Housing fabrication in Indonesia where it all happens), there are a number of knock-off companies that feel that our designs and innovative ideas are the ones to imitate. Of course, buyers should be aware that copying the external appearance of a design does not mean that someone who lacks formal engineering training would properly copy the important details such as the structural connections, beam sizing and truss design (in particular for hurricane prone areas), wheras copying our innovative ideas may show lack of talent.
MAKING COPIES OF OUR WEB SITE DRAWINGS ? READ THIS SERIOUS ALERT.
Visitors making copies from our web site with the intention to gain benefit, either financial or otherwise are not welcome.
Our designs are shown on our web site and are easy to copy or to screen print. We spent thousands of hours to create them as to offer a special service to our visitors. However, the set back is that we are frequently targeted by competitors and newcomers in the wooden prefab world who ruthlessly copy these copyrighted drawings without our permission and show them on their own web sites, claiming to be their designs and/or that many of our models are copied by our competitors or visitors who need a free design as to avoid engaging a costly architect. Despite our strict anti-copying regime with stern repercussions in place these copycats keep coming and going. In order to tackle this problem and protect our work we had no alternative other than to add a hidden algorithm in our web site source which detects suspicious surfing behavior, like a frequenrt return by a certain visitor making copies of drawings and/or pictures. The algorithm sparks an automatic blocking of the IP address of the visitor, which makes a further log on to our web site impossible. It might be possible that the IP address of a legitimate visitor is blocked. In such case the visitor will be requested to follow the instructions given on the screen as to unblock the IP address. We apologize for this inconvenience, however, being a professional designer and builder we cannot give in on notorious parasitair behaviour by companies who lack the talent to design by themselves.
IF YOU WISH TO COPY OUR MODELS FOR SOLE PERSONAL USE
What you need to know when copying our designs is that the core of the design, i.e. the structure, is hidden from our drawings and cannot be copied. Here it may go awfully wrong if professional engineering is lacking since a wooden prefab structure is very sensitive for movements due to its nature (shrinking and expansion) which loosens up the connections over time. To avoid unwanted movements, a wooden prefab house requires a very balanced integrated structure with specially designed connection details to prevent unbalance, for instance in areas with high winds and/or earthquakes which may unexpectedly cause the disintegration of the whole unit. In particular a wooden prefab roof structure needs a lot of attention and requires professional engineering in areas mentioned above.
Useless to say that we are not responsible for the design and structure of a copied model. In addition: Be alerted that the drawings that you are about to copy are not to scale. If you wish to make a copy or a screen print of a drawing you will accept that a cookie will be added to your web browser for marketing purposes. In the event that you wish to receive a larger pdf model drawing than shown on our web site you may inquire via our contact form. If you require drawings of more than two models we will issue the floor plans of not more than 2 models of your choice only, unless you have sigend an NDA (Non dissclosure Agreement) with us.
Our advice if you copy: Engage an expert to advise you for a solid and sound integrated structure as to avoid an early collapse, heavy damages, uplift and/or overturning of the unit.
INTERNATIONAL COPY RIGHTS PROTECTION PROTOCOL WHEN COPIES OF OUR MDOELS ARE FOUND ON OTHER WEB SITES.
Due to constant plagiarism in the past whereas pictures, drawings and text were copied at random from our web site and used without our consent on other web sites we have protected our site as follows:
All pictures and drawings on our web site are copyright protected via a digital hidden watermark using Digimarc ® Picture Marc technology. We strongly advise not to copy or print any picture and/or drawing. A patented tracking option is embedded in the picture or drawing which will report any copyright infringement to Digimarc's ® Registry while tracking the e-mail address or URL to which our picture or drawing was downloaded. Screen prints are tracked as well. As such it is a simple procedure to know who copied or printed the picture or drawing without our consent to his/her web site. This will protect us from unauthorized use of our copyrighted pictures and drawings.
All of our pages are also protected by against web site contents (text) infringement. Plagiarism will be detected by COPYSCAPE ® and made known to us.
In the event of plagiarism and depending on the degree of the infringement we will implement one or both of the actions described in the bullet points below:
We will send a formal 'Cease and Desist' letter notifying the offending party that they must remove the stolen content from their web site. In the event that this does not solve the problem we will file a notice of Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) infringement with search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, Hotbot, etc. If our infringement report is found to be legitimate the offending web site will be removed and permanently banned from the search engines.
If you need proof of infringement, you may use the <Internet Archive> to verify that the contents appeared on our web site at an earlier date than it appeared on the offending web site.
ALERT N0. 2
Some of our copyrighted pictures and original web site text appear to emerge on other web sites. If you notice such, be so kind to contact us via our contact form (click on the last radio button) and inform us in the text box on which web site you have seen our property. We will grant you a special discount when you would like to buy from us if the web site showing our pictures and/or text is impairng to our company.