How blatant is blatantly stealing ideas from ebay? Answered
Hey, I was looking for a way to build my own trolling motor on google the other day. The only real contender I found was a guy on ebay selling $4 guide on how to turn a whipper-snipper into one. My dad just bought a new electric one, so we have one sitting in the shed awaiting a new spark plug. I plan to take this, stick blades on the end and stick it in the water to see if it runs (the idea of which I took from the ebay auction) The problem here is that I was considering instructabling my progress. I havn't purchased the guide, so I wouldn't be copying his work, however I would be giving my own 2 cents on how to do something he thought of, and would be possibly denying him of his money. In a sense, I would be stealing copyrighted material and giving it for free, which I was going to do until I realised no one else mentions it on the net and he has seemingly actually invented this (which I'm not going to take from him). As of now, I'm not planning to make the 'ible, i was jsut wondering what you guys thought of this.