The UK copyright law may be changed. This will not happen overnight, however, if at all. Therefore, until further notice, it is business as usual here at Voga.com, bringing you beautifully crafted design classics at affordable prices.
It is still perfectly legal for you as a citizen in the EU to buy and enjoy the inexpensive replica furniture from Voga.com. A change in the copyright law may come at some stage, but not within the foreseeable future. At Voga.com we operate in full compliance with the law at all times – and therefore it is business as usual, for us and for you, until further notice.
We will keep you posted! But there is no reason for alarm.
For more details, read below.
The current law
In the UK, design patents of industrially processed products such as furniture are valid only for 25 years. After that period, reproductions and replicas of iconic designs can be made and sold freely under UK law. This is the basis for our business and it allows you to buy furniture designed by Arne Jacobsen, Charles Eames and other famous designers at affordable prices. We, of course, would like to keep it that way.
Proposed changes to the copyright law
The UK Government recently proposed extending the period of copyright protection, however. This is an effort to conform to EU regulations, which protect all designs for 70 years after the death of the designer. It is important to note that the proposal has yet to be approved by Parliament. If, and only if, the law change is eventually effectuated, a long transitional period will ensure that you can still legally buy your design classics at Voga.com for quite some time.
What does this mean to you?
Until the law change becomes reality, it is business as usual at Voga.com. Even if the change is made, the law will not change overnight and we will all have some time to adapt to the new situation. As a customer at Voga.com, you do not have to worry. We monitor the situation very closely and you will only be able to buy legal items in our store at all times. Purchases made prior to the proposal being approved will not be affected by the changes.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact our customer services. We are always happy to answer whatever questions you may have.