As reported in todays Chronicle Herald, The Roue Family has filed a copyright suit against the Province of NS. Should Be an interesting case, since this incaration of the Bluenose II is a new Build. The Bluenose I was Designed By William Roue. Roue gave his blessing for the Bluenose II, and while not identical, It was based on Roue’s Original Plans. The Current Bluenose was built from modern drawings drawn up by naval architects in Dartmouth. I suspect the case will come down to how much of the new drawings design is original. if the naval Architects worked from a set of Roue Plans, then there may be a case. if its a straight up Lookalike, then perhaps not so much.
Province of Nova Scotia Sued over Bluenose
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