Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pattern Sharing is Stealing - Do Not Copy!

Please buy your patterns from an authorized dealer or the designer. Do not buy from websites that share patterns. This is copyright infringement and is illegal. Beware of certain sellers on eBay and Etsy that copy the original patterns and sell them to you as new. The seller has no legal right to do this.

Designers work hard to produce a pattern - it is their livelihood. Please respect that! Please pass this on to your friends. This kind of outright thievery must be stopped if we want designers to continue to make available their patterns and have legitimate retail stores keep their doors open.

If you would like to read up more on this - please go see Lori of Notforgotten Farm's website. (She provided the badge that you see above) or to Kris Miller at Spruce Ridge Studios.

Thanks everyone and hopefully we can make this go away!
You are welcome to copy the badge and post it on your blog or website. .....Joni

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