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PinkPoodle
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PC Stitch

Postby PinkPoodle » Fri May 23, 2014 5:19 am

My bf said we can get PC Stitch today! I got him into cross stitching and he's interested in making patterns. I'm super excited to make some cool patterns that I wouldn't be able to find anywhere.

As far as selling patterns, does anyone know anything about copyrights? I noticed on Etsy that a lot if people are selling patterns of licensed art. Is that a copyright violation?
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Re: PC Stitch

Postby Kareesh » Fri May 23, 2014 6:13 am

Yay! My husband bought me PC Stitch for my birthday last year. I love it. :)

As far as the copyright thing, I think that technically (and legally) yes, it is a violation. There have been discussions about this before. On my phone otherwise I would pull them up for you. I personally decided that when I opened my Etsy shop to stay away from anything copyrighted and to make everything myself.
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Re: PC Stitch

Postby PinkPoodle » Fri May 23, 2014 7:32 am

I'm going to make a neat Dragon Age pattern for myself, and probably a Regular Show one. So excited!

I thought it would be some kind of violation, I just wanted to make sure. I'm not very good at drawing but I'm pretty creative so creating my own patterns shouldn't be too bad. I hope lol
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Re: PC Stitch

Postby Eliste » Sat May 24, 2014 12:15 am

PinkPoodle wrote:As far as selling patterns, does anyone know anything about copyrights? I noticed on Etsy that a lot if people are selling patterns of licensed art. Is that a copyright violation?


Yes, it is quite probably a copyright infringement, unless they've gotten permission (usually means paid a fee) to do so. Its a messy area. If the owners of the copyright in the original picture come knocking, they could be facing rather painful fines.

That said, there's an argument to be made that you won't have copyright in the *pattern* itself if it doesn't involve some creativity, but you will on the instructions/packaging. Do be aware though, that it changes with what country you, your buyer, and the copyright holders live in, so giving you absolute answers to anything regarding this is difficult.
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