Friday, 11 March 2011

Worth asking

I am a law abiding citizen. I was a lawyer. Not that the two are necessarily always mutually inclusive (LOL) Now I love to crochet and I find it a lot easier than knitting but I can (sort of ) knit too. So I was delighted with a book that I recently bought (not saying which one yet as am in negotiation with the publisher for a freebie to use as a giveaway) I thought that the patterns, which are for something small and cute, would be great for making and selling locally, but I was aware that there might be a copyright issue. I contacted the publisher and explained my dilemma and, amzingly, they said that, yes, I would have to pay a royalty one each item sold UNLESS I could make a label that credited the book, with a picture of the front cover and the publisher's website, then they would accept that in lieu. I am so glad I asked.

2 comments:

  1. Good heavens - an unbelievable number of crafters would be in great trouble over this. Can't you just add your own stitches, or do a button hole differently?

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  2. That's ridiculous, I'd just make, sell and not tell!

    How would they ever know? after all it's you who have done the hard work, and they've put the pattern out there in a book for public use!!

    It's not like you stole the patterns!

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