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floppybelly
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I've actually had this dude finished for awhile, but have been lazy with posting pictures of it.

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bethy_boo
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I've checked the threads about ethics and copyright but haven't found the answer to my question.  I am thinking of entering some FOs in the Georgia National Fair, but if any of my items place, then I win money.  Does this mean I can't, or shouldn't, enter items that use someone else's pattern?  A couple are from Knitty, one is a free pattern from a yarn shop, and one is from Victorian Lace Today.  There are no specifications in the rules but what do you all think?


TIA! 
PS- I'm booradley on Ravelry, add me if you like! :o)

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tvini
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Hi! I have a few McCall's Needlework Knitting Crocheting magazines from the WWII era. There are some knitting patterns contained therein. I'd love to share them, but I'm concerned with a) not violating anyone's copyright, even after 60+ years, and b) what a good forum for sharing them would be.

Any thoughts? Some of these things are pretty cute.

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Sooo... I am knitting up a buttload (snicker/groan) of soakers and such for my baby due in September, to be used for cloth diapering.  I have a question and could also use a couple of recommendations.

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I checked the memories under "selling" and "copyright" but didnt see my question answered. I hope someone can help me.

I know that I cannot sell something I make from someone else's pattern unless they specify that I can either on the pattern or through a request; especially when they note that you cannot.

What about someone paying you to knit them a pattern they found or like? They don't knit or craft and they "want that pair of socks" ... and they want to pay you to make them for them... for materials plus a small amount for your time.

Then what? How does that work? People knit things for other people all the time... so as I see it, it shouldnt be a copyright infringement or anything like that. These days though, I just never know, ... and I dont want to offend anyone or piss anyone off or step on anyone's toes...

Is this even an issue?

Thanks for any help and opinions you are willing to share.

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Somebody who works at my yarn store came up to me and asked me if I could reverse-engineer an item that they have on display at the store. They've long since forgotten what book or magazine the pattern is from, but customers frequently ask about it and the store wants to offer the pattern free with the purchase of that yarn.

Given that I have never seen the pattern before and am 100% using my own words and opinions on how these are constructed, is it legal (in the United States) for me to write up a pattern for them and offer that for free distribution at the store?

(As a further question, is it legal for me to offer it for sale? Morally I wouldn't because it's not my work and I don't want to cash in on someone else's idea, but hypothetically?)

Thank you very much!

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saint_buddha
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First, the moderators want to remind all members about posting copyrighted material. As stated in the knitting community info:

In order to protect the Knitting community, and all of LiveJournal in general, posting copyrighted material is not allowed. As a rule of thumb, that means anything written after 1928 that hasn't been specifically released to the public domain. This includes patterns in old magazines, patterns in books that are out of print, free patterns from the internet, free patterns from your LYS, patterns from library books, etc. etc. etc. The Digital Millenium Copyright Act has made online communities very vulnerable to copyright infringement suits; LiveJournal is under a legal obligation to remove any infringing content from their site, which could include deleting your user account or even the entire community.

This includes borderline knitting-related material, including cartoons. The best rule of thumb, if you don't know if it is copyrighted or not, then don't post it.



In addition, we have decided to add another rule to the community info:

Hotlinking (displaying an online image that points back to a different domain and therefore wasting somebody's bandwidth) directly from a website that is neither your domain nor a file hosting website is not allowed.



For both copyright and hotlinked material, the moderators are not able to verify if you have permission from the owner of the material/website and therefore we will delete the post as soon as we see it.

Thanks!

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