Most of the layouts are taken from http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com if not stated otherwise. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. I am always naming my pedals myself somehow referring to the original ones with some wordplay.
Patents protect the circuit designs – copyrights on schematics do not. If there is no patent it’s not illegal to clone. And in guitar pedals there is next to none.
My pedals are not meant to be fake copies out of the original ones, and I don’t want them to be confused with them. The names of the original ones are mentioned just for reference and nothing more. Very often I modify the original schematic somehow, which makes them basically my own design.
Always remember that the great amount of the overdrive pedals in the market are slightly modified or straight copies out of the original Tube Screamer…
So moralize me, moralize the whole business. And then be gone.