Well, there used to be a bit a buffer between the class association and the builder. Namely the license holder, the person who actually owns the rights to the Laser design. The builder paid him a fee for the right to build boats, and he looked out to preserve the one-design aspects of the class. I've only heard this third hand, but the situation may have changed. I've been told Laser Performance has purchased the rights to the Laser design from the license holder.