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Thread: copyright--another response from a creator

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    I made several of those braided table runners to sell, so I decided to ask the person who made them about this copy right issue.

    Here's what I sent her:
    Hello--
    >
    > The topic of copyright came up on a forum I read. I was
    > wondering if I could get your point of view.
    >
    > One person emailed the writer of a book of quilt patterns
    > to ask if it was okay if she made a few quilts of a pattern
    > and sold them, if that was allowed. The author replied to
    > say anything she creates is fine, and it's her choice
    > what she does, but it was not okay to copy the information
    > from the book. So, we're wondering if that's the
    > rule in most places.
    >
    > I read the copyright statement at the bottom of the
    > "Quick Table Topper" directions page. I
    > understand that to mean folks can't print the
    > directions out, then photo copy them for others because
    > you'd like them to visit your site. That makes perfect
    > marketing sense. But what about making several of that
    > pattern, say less than 10, to sell at a local craft sale.
    > Does copyright effect this?
    >
    > Thanks for your input. I'd like to share your response
    > with the forum if it's okay.
    >
    > Karla

    And here's her response:
    Karla,

    Most designers will put some sort of restriction on their copyright stopping mass production of their design. Except for Lazy Girl, whose copyright specifically forbids it, they don't mean a couple at a craft show. They mean a manufacturing business.

    As for me, I really don't mind if you make a few and sell them. It would be very nice if you could give the website credit, but I understand that you can't always do that. So don't worry about me:-))

    Kris

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    Thanks for letting us know. I'm sure everyone will appreciate your effort.

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    thank you that answered a big question for me.


    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU :lol:

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    Thanks Karla! Very helpful info!

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    That neat to know. I write (honestly, I put it together, I don't actually write anything...) our quilt guild newsletter and I try to quote website and author info as much as possible - but sometimes I forget (cause I write the newsletter the night before at about midnight :( )... I'm not always being bad then... whew!! relief! Very helpful info!

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    :D Thanks for the info Karla.... :wink:

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    Thanks Karla!

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    I would like to thank you for several things; first the wording of your letter, I wasn't sure how to even start to write the creator, second you had an answer from a publisher in your letter, and third the response from the creator. You seem to be able to hand out such useful information, thank you for the post.

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    You're welcome!! :D

    I guess I should have included my reply back to her:

    Thank you so much, Kris. I'll let the forum folks know what you said. It's very helpful for the discussion.

    I don't think putting a note of information about a website with the table runner is too hard at all--wouldn't take anything to do that--pin an index card with the website of the pattern on it. It's only fair. ;-) Consider it done.

    Karla
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    Thanks for taking the time to post this. I have only used traditional patterns for charity blocks, but would certainly consider adding something recent after checking with the creator.

    I'd love to have some time to make items for a craft show....but lets face it ladies & gents, I'm so behind now it'll be mid-retirement before that's a possibilty LOL.

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