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Thread: McCalls Quilting magazine allowing us to use patterns in shows...

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    "McCall's Quilting publications granting readers the right to publicly exhibit a quilt made using any McCall's Quilting pattern as long as proper credit is given to the designer (s) and McCall's Quilting." Starting next issue they will be putting a blanket notice in their magazines this is right out of this months issues they are stating that this is the first time that any magazine has done this and hope that other magazines follow. They stated due to the copyright laws and last months copyright laws story they decided to make this change.

    I wanted to let you know I just received my magazine and extend cudo's to McCall's Quilting for taking this step to allow us to use the patterns with the proper credit! Lets turn this into a postive that some are recognizing the need for us quilters to use the patterns as long as we give the proper credit. Thank you all!!!

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    Gosh, so magnanimous to extend to you rights you already had.

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    I guess the letter writing and cancelled subscriptions had an effect after all ;-)

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    Then I may reconsider getting their magazine. I have been letting all my subscriptions run out due the fact of the copyrights. Also why I spent the $ for EQ.

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    This is great news! Thank you for sharing this with us :D:D:D
    I hope the other magazines will follow suit :D

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    I never could understand why someone would publish, and inspire readers to attempt a project, then object. I guess I can start buying McCalls again!

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    Kudos to whoever explained the law to them. Good news indeed (but still use your EQ7). :)

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    I sent McCall's editorial department a link to the thread(s) posted here about the reaction to their copyright article, so I'm sure what you all said had an impact on them.

    I also contacted Quilter's World about their copyright policy as it was posted on another thread and sent them the link. They, too, now permit the use of their patterns in shows and for sale. The response I got from Quilters World follows below.

    No matter what your stance on the copyright issue, both of these organizations have taken positive steps to make their readers happy so let's us try to be positive about what they've done.

    Here's what Quilter's World said:

    Dear *****,

    I was forwarded your inquiry regarding the copyrights issue of making products from our patterns. I apologize that one of the customer service representatives used a very old script in replying to your inquiry.

    We do not require that you obtain our permission for productions of projects made from our patterns, nor do we require that you indicate the copyrighted source of the pattern or idea. However, many people are interested in knowing the source of hand-crafted items, so it's a good feature to include when selling the project.

    You can review our copyright bulletin if you have questions about our general copyright information. You can find the bulletin at http://www.drgnetwork.com/pages/copyrights/, or you can request a printed copy by sending a written request to:

    Quilter’s World
    Attn: Copyright information
    306 East Parr Rd.
    Berne, IN 46711-2159

    I apologize for the inconvenience to you, and we wish you the best in all of your quilting! You may use this e-mail as verification that you can sell the products made from our patterns.

    Warm regards,

    ***redacted****

    Customer Relations Manager
    DRG
    Annie’s Attic, Clotilde, White Birches, Needlecraft Shop

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    How sweet - how utterly delightful!

    Be that as it may, I'm still using EQ.

    In the meantime, I talked to the lady who bought the quilt from me for a raffle - told her since I designed the quilt in EQ using public domain blocks, she can show the quilt, post/publish photos of the quilt, raffle the quilt, sell the quilt, etc etc.....

    I told her all that, not because I want my name out front as the designer/quilter, but because if some self-appointed quilt police runs up and harasses her about it, she can say, "na na na na boo boo"

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    Glad that this received a positive responce.

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    That's great that McCalls finally listened to their readers! :) Nice response from Quilter's World!

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    Sorry, I'm not impressed. They had no legal ground to say it was illegal to do so in the first place.

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    I love this magazine, one of my favorites.

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    Me too :)

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