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Nov 1, 2011 21:55:18   #
Penrith Grandma
 
Hi everyone,

Overwhelmed by the response to my posting of my knitting. I have posted the multicoloured scarf and here is the bobble scarf.

A lot of you have asked for the vest patterns, they are purchased pattern and am not sure if I can post the pattern on line for sharing as they have a copyright on them. I suppose you could PM me with your email address and I could do it that way.

Judy
Bobble scarf
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Nov 1, 2011 21:58:25   #
funthreads623
 
Copyright, means: no sharing.
Nov 1, 2011 22:02:15   #
5mmdpns
 
funthreads623 wrote:
Copyright, means: no sharing.


Absolutely. It is also against rules and regulations of the Knitting Paradise to post patterns. You may post the internet link to the pattern. Do not be surprised if the Administration removes the download you posted. It is to your advantage for you to remove this download yourself. Hit the edit button under the post and remove it. You have about 45 minutes from when you posted it to remove it, otherwise the edit button no longer works. If you can not remove it, then you need to send the Administration a PM requesting that they remove it.
Here is the link to the rules and regulations of the Knitting Paradise. http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-1-1.html#63
Nov 2, 2011 00:50:57   #
jinkers
 
Guess I'm missing something here as I've seen many, many patterns shared in this forum. I've typed out a simple hat pattern not long ago, also. And quite a few times people have shared a scanned copy of a printed pattern.....
Nov 2, 2011 02:12:11   #
deemail
 
you're right, there are many examples of patterns copied and sent along... if they are original patterns (we have many people who make their own)...then that's okay... and you will see vintage patterns copied but even that is best solved by sending to the site where they were found... recently it was cleared up about the sites getting paid by 'hits' so it's fine to share the address, but we shouldn't send the pattern itself... and under no circumstances should we share copyrighted, paid patterns... that's not kosher.. there are thousands of free patterns online for anyone willing to search for them so there is no reason to take a purchased pattern from someone who DID pay for it... if you love it, (I actually bought 2 patterns this year, just because i loved them) then purchase to support the people whose work you obviously like... otherwise try to find something free that you love as much...
Nov 2, 2011 09:19:26   #
Cate 001
 
Judy - Thank you for sharing your pattern for the lovely ascot! Can't wait to get it started!
 
Nov 2, 2011 10:49:23   #
sbrazeel
 
Beautiful!!!
Nov 2, 2011 10:51:13   #
Homeshppr
 
If you want to research past comments and discussions on copyright rules & regulations, type in "Copyright" in the "Search" feature found at the top of the Forum. The subject comes up often and always gets much input.

My simple advice is to share by telling others how they can access a pattern themselves by giving a link or the name and source of the pattern you used.

Most of us understand by now that if someone else had to pay for a pattern, we should, too.
Nov 2, 2011 11:13:45   #
5mmdpns
 
Homeshppr wrote:
If you want to research past comments and discussions on copyright rules & regulations, type in "Copyright" in the "Search" feature found at the top of the Forum. The subject comes up often and always gets much input.

My simple advice is to share by telling others how they can access a pattern themselves by giving a link or the name and source of the pattern you used.

Most of us understand by now that if someone else had to pay for a pattern, we should, too.
If you want to research past comments and discussi... (show quote)


And if the copyright symbol is anywheres on the pattern, or the web site, then you can only share the link, and not post the pattern. Having said that, there are many who will delete the copyright symbol and/or instructions re: copyright, and still post the pattern. This is rude and uncalled for and totally illegal. I know that there are some who are going to jump on me for stating the bare facts and truth of the matter. Copyright laws are not something that is namby pamby and beat around the bush about. What the person who is taking the pattern outside the bounds of the copyright laws is really doing is stealing from someone else (whether they intended to do so or not does not matter here). A person can call it "borrowing" but in reality, it is stealing. That is the law.
Nov 2, 2011 11:58:13   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
 
I agree with you, and there have been so many people commenting on this topic of copyright.

I decided to not comment on a lot of the threads, since some people think it is OK, when it isn't. I guess you can saw we don't make the laws.
Nov 2, 2011 13:15:34   #
Brenda19605
 
Thanks for the postings. As a pattern developer for beading patterns who is seeking to publish, I absolutely appreciate the postings about adhering to copyright laws. Thank you so much.

Brenda D
 
Nov 2, 2011 15:01:34   #
past
 
This is what I use as how to share. If the pattern was found free on the internet then I attach the link to the pattern. If the pattern was purchased on the internet attach the link to where the pattern can be purchased. If the pattern came from a book give the name of the book, the name of the pattern, who the publisher is, and what year the book was published. If the book can be purchased on the internet you can include the link for where we can go to purchase the book. Another way is that if the name of the book, publisher, and year published is given people can check with their local library to see if they can borrow the book to make the project.
Nov 2, 2011 15:14:34   #
StitchDesigner
 
Past, you got it right.

People don't realize "sharing" is illegal. And the penalty is enough to discourage the act: up to $250,000! And that would be to both ends of the transaction. Thank you very much, I'd rather pay for a pattern.

Note: If you are having trouble with a section of a pattern, you may post that portion only, either by drag and click or VERY careful typing. I cannot imagine any designer being upset by someone getting help.

One more point, there is a frequent poster who will on, again, frequent occasions ask people who are having trouble to send her the entire pattern. Ignore that request in your best interests. Post the troublesome section.
Nov 2, 2011 15:47:37   #
5mmdpns
 
StitchDesigner wrote:
Past, you got it right.

People don't realize "sharing" is illegal. And the penalty is enough to discourage the act: up to $250,000! And that would be to both ends of the transaction. Thank you very much, I'd rather pay for a pattern.

Note: If you are having trouble with a section of a pattern, you may post that portion only, either by drag and click or VERY careful typing. I cannot imagine any designer being upset by someone getting help.



Thank you Stitch Designer. What many do not know about you is that you do design knitting patterns and do know what the laws are regarding copyrights. Thanks again.
One more point, there is a frequent poster who will on, again, frequent occasions ask people who are having trouble to send her the entire pattern. Ignore that request in your best interests. Post the troublesome section.
:thumbup:
Nov 2, 2011 15:52:10   #
StitchDesigner
 
5mmdpns wrote:



Thank you Stitch Designer. What many do not know about you is that you do design knitting patterns and do know what the laws are regarding copyrights. Thanks again.

:thumbup:


Actually, I design counted cross stitch. But the principle is the same. I have knitted for almost 50 yrs and have taught both knitting and crochet. I also tat and do Hardanger. Guess I'm pretty well rounded in needlework.
 
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