Andrew Ainsworth has won the right to copy and sell the trooper design he created for Star Wars so many years ago. Arguing that the costume he created was “functional” (functional prop, I guess) and not an artistic piece has won his appeal with British high courts. Also helping his argument is that the UK rights have lapsed after 15 years, so the law is allowing him to copy and sell the helmets, but only in the UK. However, his online business of creating copies has been found in violation of copyright law within those 15 years.
Still, it’s kind of cool that the armour is now in the public domain over there.