Judy posted a while back an interesting thread on copyrights. Since then I've been reading the copyright language on patterns, books, etc. I hardly ever copy a pattern - sometimes when I'm appliqueing - but I think it's interesting the different interpretations from one designer to another.
I have a new pattern called 'Country Girl' by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Her copyright language was a really interesting, and refreshing, read. Just thought I'd share it with y'all.
"Requisite Legal Mumbo Jumbo...Copyright 2006 by Carrie L. Nelson. All Rights Reserved. And that means...? Copyright law is changing, to the extent that you are probably prohibited from making copies of this pattern for any purpose, even personal use. However, for the purposes of this particular pattern, I do not have any objections with your making a copy for your personal use, or to share with a friend. Just don't make a hundred. You may also sell up to ten finished quilts from this pattern, but you will need prior written permission to sell more than that. If you do sell finished quilts made from this pattern, I would appreciate your giving me credit as the source of the design. :)"
I like this lady! LOL.