Another Question for those that sell their creations...

United States
June 20, 2009 10:09am CST
I've seen a few cute patterns online but they come with the copyrights of "for personal or chairitable use only". Fine I can't sell those, but how do I know wich patterns I can make the item and sell? And if I make a variation to the posted pattern does it then become my own creation or still copywritten? thanks
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
20 Jun 09
Thst's a good question, I think if you redo the item it becomes yours. I am not 100% positive about that though.
• United States
27 Jun 09
See like I made this one http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-qgW50WM2eq_FTtR.HOXoDro-?cq=1&p=74 & I know I could sell or give them as gifts but read the copyright info. Is it on the distribution of the pattern OR on the actual product made from the pattern?
• United States
20 Jun 09
for sewing,you mean? i think the finished product is considered "yours" to sell,but chances are the pattern retains copyright. for anything else,look for "commercial use" permissions.sometimes you can buy licensing too,although it may be limited.
• United States
27 Jun 09
not sewing, I know how to crochet...
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• United States
8 Jul 09
I create and sell my own patterns on Etsy (check out my profile) and the copywrite is on the patterns themselves not the finished product. Only patterns that have a trademark such as Disney characters or similiar cannot be sold without permission.