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Old 03-14-2011, 09:22 AM
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What are the rules about using information when you can't buy the book or pattern? Does the knowledge stop or can it be shared?
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:25 AM
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You can usually buy the patterns or books somewhere, ebay etc.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:26 AM
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If they have been copyrighted, you still can't make copies of books & patterns even if they are out of print. You can purchase used copies of the books or patterns. That's why some of the popular older hard to get books are going for so much money.

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What are the rules about using information when you can't buy the book or pattern? Does the knowledge stop or can it be shared?
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:50 PM
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I believe copyright is held for 72 years or something like that.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:46 AM
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Amazon also carries a lot of out of print books from various sellers. You just have to find the quality and price of the book you want. The same copyright rules apply to out of print patterns/books as available ones. As far as how long the law applies.... I really am not sure but believe it does last for a fairly long time.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:06 AM
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I have a copyright on lyrics, it is good for 50 years unless things have changed.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:30 PM
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ok, I knew it was a long time...lol.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by waladopa
I have a copyright on lyrics, it is good for 50 years unless things have changed.
most books/patterns are 72 years, but some can go until 50 years after the death of the last person listed on the copyright!
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:35 PM
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Thanks Jacque....I knew 72 years came in there somewhere...just couldn't remember where.
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I don't mind sharing out of print quilt patterns or books to others. The author or designer is not losing any money if there is no more to sell.
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