Here is a good website for copyright information:
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good luck to you!Originally Posted by PatriceJ
please do not use this website for your info..go directly to the Govt site for the TRUE and real info you will need.Originally Posted by Yellow Bird
they are so cute.....
Oh how stinkin cute!!!!!!
OMG this is soooooo cute!
Good luck to you. Those are adorable.
You do know that a copyright is nothing by itself. You have to be prepared to go to court to enforce it,
And sadly, now that you have posted them here, there are probably people out there copying already!
Do not post any more of your ideas until you have protected them.
Wonderful. Whenever you complete your copyright, please, please, PLEASE let us know where to purchase the patterns. (You could even PM me). They are just adorable
Yes you should copyright your patterns! I have published 3 patterns and copyrighted each one by using the copyright office in Washington D.C. There is a charge for it. Check with the website to see how much. You fill out the paperwork, send a copy of your pattern and a check for the fee and mail it in. It will take about 6 months or so but you will receive the copyright papers on it. It is always best to protect your design. You worked hard to perfect it and you should have the recognition that goes with it. It is illegal to copy any published patterns!
those are adorable, definitely do the copyright.