Much like music, books, and movies, federal copyright laws protect the rights of home designers by giving copyright protection to home plans and designs. These laws prevent anyone from copying, modifying, or reusing the plans or designs without the permission from the copyright owner.
There is a common misunderstanding that it is permissible to copy, change, and adapt a floor plan or design found in any media. This is false. If you would like a particular floor plan or design, you would need to purchase the plans from an authorized source.
Use of the plan, either in original form or as modified by the purchaser to build more than one home is prohibited. Permission is also given to modify the plans but no permission is given to claim copyright in the original or modified plans. All copyright and title block information must remain on all prints, reproducibles, electronic media, and sales media. Creative Home Designs, Inc. must be recognized as the original designer of the plan and any modified version or redrawn version of the plan. The modified plans shall remain subject to this license, but Creative Home Designs, Inc. is not liable for any plan modified by anyone other than Creative Home Designs, Inc. The plans in either original form or as modified may not be sold, distributed or otherwise transferred without the express written consent of Creative Home Designs, Inc.
All plans of Creative Home Designs, Inc. are protected under United States copyright laws and are property of Creative Home Designs, Inc. Any use (construction, distribution, marketing, copying or modifying) of the plans must be authorized by Creative Home Designs, Inc.