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Orange 'won't exploit ideas' in PoW-backed competition

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Mobile phone network firm Orange has pledged not to take 'unfair advantage' of entrants to its masts competition, after riba president David Rock criticised the firm for asking the designers to waive all their intellectual property rights (aj 4.11.98).

Orange group managing director Hans Roger Snook has said to Rock that the stringent competition conditions - backed by Prince Charles - were put in place because 'misunderstandings and disputes about the rights to use and reproduce competition entries are not uncommon'. Making a commercial profit from the designs, he said, was 'not in our thoughts' and would not be a 'realistic objective'.

'If we do decide to develop a design, we would look to work with the designer and would expect to pay for his consultancy services on the usual terms,' Snook added.

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