I apologize, let me edit this post to update this information and thank you SO much for pointing it out. I have done a lot of this work over the years and routinely spoke to an Intellectual Property lawyer about this legality and this is how the "playing field" has been described to me on repeated occasions. I really appreciate you stepping up and informing me about this error in my assertion. I suppose the understanding I have is through the lens of this attorney's personal experience and, perhaps even the "landscape" that we have here in ME, USA. I will update this post IMMEDIATELY to include a "proceed at your own risk" rather than giving it the "it is my understanding that...". Thank you so much!
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