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Can I Sell a Project I Make Using Someone Else's Pattern?

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You've fallen in love with a pattern and everyone's telling you that you "should make those and sell them -- you'd make a lot of money." But there's some question in your mind about that -- the pattern says "for personal use only" or maybe "for pocket money". Maria explains what these terms mean.


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May 12, 2012

What about liscensed fabric? I understand about the copyright on patterns and books and such. But , for example Universisty fabric or Disney printed fabric. Isn't this the same. Can you legally use them to make items for sale, even if the design of the product is your own. I attend many craft fairs or have a booth at them, many vendors have product made from these items. What is everyones take on this.

 

Feb 28, 2012

'Can of worms' anyone? It's all so confusing. Perhaps if we could get articles geared to the different arts and crafts, it would help to clear up some of the confusion. Obviously there are differences between copying a work of literature vs using a dress pattern to make a wedding dress to be sold to a customer. And, at what point does a design become so distinctive from it's book pattern origins as to become a unique separate individual? Soooo many questions.

 

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May 11, 2011

Copyrights have to be applied for and fees must be paid wheither it is a poem or a pattern. You can't put the poem in your own book as your work but you could copy it and frame it for a wall decoration with the authors name attached, patterns can not be sold as your idea but you can use the pattern to create an object. The creation is yours but the pattern belongs to the creator. A least this is what I have been told.

 

Jan 26, 2011

If i purchase a stamp from al's stampmart and use the stamp to make cards to sell at flea markets or other craft events can I without breaking the laws? I see the stamp as a tool, just as I used a certain colored pencil. Am I right?

 

Nov 13, 2010

I have started buying printed napkins and having them glued to ceramic tiles as coasters.I am not sure where I stand if I take them to market.It is my hobby but would like to get some sort of income from them.Can anyone inform me if I am infringing on a copyright.Thanks Wendy

 

Nov 9, 2010

How about finding a pattern that you like and make changes to create a similar, but not identical item? Not just color choice or size, but make the arms, legs, head, ears bigger, or smaller, or .... I do mostly animals and/or toys with some hats thrown in. What about seeing a picture and trying to do something similar without a pattern?

 

Oct 15, 2010

Copyright covers only the printed pattern itself, preventing you from making copies of *the pattern* and reselling it. Copyright protections DO NOT extend to finished objects created by following a pattern. That "for home use only" etc wording placed on patterns or in books/magazines has no legal basis whatsoever. This is a myth perpetuated by publishers, but they do not (legally can not) enforce it.

 

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