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Post by Ben & Sharon Ledfor » Thu, 21 Oct 1999 04:00:00



Hi,
My computer went off line before I could add another question. The question
is, if you see something that is easy to make and take that idea and make it
yourself and then sell the product or buy a pattern and make several items
from the pattern and then sell them, is that against the copyright law? I
know you talked about this before but didn't think I would need the
information so didn't pay very much attention to it.
Thank you for your help.

Sharon in North Calif.
( last one)

 
 
 

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Post by <Dragonfly> » Fri, 22 Oct 1999 04:00:00


Two different cases going on here....

In the first case, if you are just taking an idea and making your own
version of that idea, I think it's a unique product (unless you are copying
it exactly) so I think that's probably ok.

In the second case, you are depriving someone of royalities unless you buy a
pattern for each item you make and sell -- and lots of other copyright
issues.  You'd DEFINITELY need the permission of the maker of the pattern to
sell the product in large quantities.

I'm not a lawyer, and not well versed in copyright laws, but this is what I
gather from the recent discussions on this subject in r.c.t.q.  Hopefully
someone with more experience can fill you in on all the details.
--
Dragonfly
(reply address nospammed, sorry...  mama_cole -at- hotmail -dot- com)



Quote:
> Hi,
> My computer went off line before I could add another question. The
question
> is, if you see something that is easy to make and take that idea and make
it
> yourself and then sell the product or buy a pattern and make several items
> from the pattern and then sell them, is that against the copyright law? I
> know you talked about this before but didn't think I would need the
> information so didn't pay very much attention to it.
> Thank you for your help.

> Sharon in North Calif.
> ( last one)


 
 
 

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Post by Cher Ann Holt-forti » Mon, 25 Oct 1999 04:00:00


The issue of using other patterns probably falls into the transformative
part of 'fair use' If you really change it and make a new thing for
yourself, you are ok. If you make money off it, get permission. It is just
courteous.

Cher
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