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This is cute.

But it's not crocheted.

How hard is it to get the copy right?


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Apr. 19th, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
The copyright for what?
Apr. 19th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
Designs cannot be copyrighted. The written words of the patterns can be copyrighted, as well as photographs. Designs must be *trademarked* in order to be protected (the Nike "swish" for example).

There are grey areas where it can be said that someone copied an idea from someone else, and if there is profit/commerce on either side it becomes an issue of how original or unique was the design being copied, and how exact was the replica.

If you were making it for yourself only, there are no issues. If you attempted to reproduce it exactly and sell the copies there are possible issues (mostly ethical, not really legal). Same thing with a pattern -- possible issues if your pattern reproduces the sweater exactly.

What you absolutely cannot do is link to their photo and then sell your own pattern.
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Hehe, I meant copy as in text, specifically the part where it says that it's crocheted. I wanted them to get the copy right by saying it's knitted!
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Stupid LJ.
Apr. 19th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
I misread the second sentence.
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