Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Copyrights

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.

11 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Carrie Nelson is a very dear friend of mine and her sense of humor matches her copyright statement. :-) Her patterns are awesome and delightfully fun to do.

Laurie Ann said...

Sounds simple and to the point!!

Laurie Ann said...

And I hope your shoulder gets to feeling better soon! Hugs to Daisy!

Samantha said...

I like her, too!

quiltpixie said...

humour so often gets the message heard in a way the legal mumbo gumbo just doesn't... and isn't it about communicating

Mama Koch said...

Sounds perfectly logical to me.

Melinda said...

LOL. How much fun.

Hugs,
Melinda

Laurie said...

Vicky,
That's too funny! And I hope your shoulder is fine soon.
Hugs
Laurie

Audrey said...

SWEET!

JudyL said...

That is wonderful copyright language and I love seeing that. So refreshing after hearing what some others designers have interpretted copyright to mean. Good for Miss Rosie! I know my local shop sells a ton of her patterns!

Judy L.

The Calico Cat said...

Now that is what a quilt copyright should sound like. IMHO... Thanks for sharing.
I know the YBR that I sold, I asked for permission - never heard anything one way or another & gave the whole story on who designed it, what the pattern is called, etc.