Friday, August 27, 2010

Do You Really Know Copyright?

If someone told you that by changing an artist's design by 10% you could call the design your own, would you believe it?
Is it okay to teach a project you fell in love with in a magazine?
Can you sell your finished work - the project you bought the pattern for?

Are you sure you know the answers? Join Sigrid Wynne-Evans as she travels down the rocky road of Copyright - what it is, what it means for beaders, and how you can make sure you aren't tripping!

Click on the title above to join in the conversation!


Janet said...

I'm fairly certain you should never sell a piece made from a design that isn't your original work. That at least without obtaining permission from the designer. Same goes for teaching a piece in a class. It is my understanding that techniques aren't copyrighted but designs can be. Even if I am donating to a charitable auction I ask the designers permission.


SuzyQ said...

Thanks Janet!
Your first point is a hotly debated topic - can you or can't you sell a piece of work that you made from a pattern?
I posed the question to Sig - head on over to her blog to see how she - and others - will answer it!