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Daily Wire Tip Nov. 2: Copyright and Jewelry Design
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
November 2, 2010
What is your take on copyright of patterns that are published, and when people make the item to sell?
-Deanna in Edmonton, Alberta
Hi Deanna, this is a question I am often asked and one that I am sure will open a huge discussion!
Although I cannot speak for everyone who authors a pattern in a magazine, an Internet tutorial, or on an instructional DVD, the majority of us offer patterns and directions with the intention of people using them to recreate either the exact design or a variation, to be used by the creator to give as a gift or to sell.
What we do not authorize by presenting these patterns is the direct or indirect copying of the pattern in any way to either be passed out at a group class, rewritten as a tutorial (with the student claiming the design as their own), taught by the student to a class as their own design, or the finished physical version being advertised and/or sold as an “original” design of the creator!
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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