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Thread: copyright issue

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    How does one know if a block is in public domain or not?

    I think it would be very hard to come up with the original "original" for most of the blocks using straight-edged pieces.

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    Good question!

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    Wouldn't that be an awesome website to be able to access :D

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    anything pre 1927 is the public domain but then lets say you come up with a sampler quilt that uses traditional blocks from public domain you can copyright that pattern in that specific layout and sell the pattern to the public.

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    here are a couple of interesting articles i found on the web. i just did a new search because the two i used to refer to are not longer available.

    http://tabberone.com/Trademarks/Copy...uiltThis.shtml

    i was particularly tickled by this article because our board is mentioned several times. who knew we were so famous? :lol:

    http://tabberone.com/Trademarks/Copy...Quilting.shtml

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    Patricia, I just read those articles and found them very interesting. They answered a lot of questions that i had.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    here are a couple of interesting articles i found on the web. i just did a new search because the two i used to refer to are not longer available.

    http://tabberone.com/Trademarks/Copy...uiltThis.shtml

    i was particularly tickled by this article because our board is mentioned several times. who knew we were so famous? :lol:

    http://tabberone.com/Trademarks/Copy...Quilting.shtml
    We are slowly covering the globe, why not be universally famous, too??? 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

    Thanks for the links Patrice, I enjoyed reading them, it was nice to read a legal article that was not legalese :D :D :D

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    with regard to the second link, i absolutely believe that everyone has an axe to grind.

    so, what is theirs?

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    you know I also have a question on this for instance on the Stack and Whack method by Bethany Reynolds a very fun quilt to do then out comes someone with one block wonder same eveverything except cutting method changed and block setting changed otherwise same pattern so really is copyright nonly for certain people I am really curious

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    Hey! I am famous!! I am "Another Poster"!!!! Woohoo! Anyone want my autograph?

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