When I first saw that someone was making a Hotpod copy on YouTube, I was initially a bit worried and emailed the guy to inform him that the design is copyrighted. After conversation with him and after having given it some thought i realised that i should be stoked rather than worried. Stoked not least because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I came to the conclusion that if people were going to make gas bottle stoves, then they should make them as efficient as functional as possible, and in my opinion, the Hotpod is so far the optimum design of gas bottle stove. The fact that people are not just copying the functional aspects of a Hotpod but the aesthetic elements ( legs and air controls etc) too, has boosted my confidence in the Hotpods design which, when I first made Lucy's 11 years ago, i thought might have gone a little over the top. the two things i ask are that people don't try to make them to sell ( thats my job ) , and that they credit "Hotpod". So...keep them coming people!