when I bought mine it had copywright info in her name on it. it could have been that she renewed the copywright in her name. Or re-worked a similar pattern, making her own alterations, which would make it her design.
When I bought it, it said this:
This is a vintage pattern digitally restored by [redacted], copyright 2010, all rights reserved. Pattern may not be sold or reproduced in any way. Items made from this pattern may be sold.
which means she is not infringing on anything.It is hers.
you could be right.... or maybe she's just placing a copyright on her restored copy.... wich to me is not an actual copyright... but she might have actually gone through the trouble of buying the actual copyright... although many sellers on etsy never do so.... they just make the pattern theirs because it's vintage... the policy on etsy is that you can sell something vintage.... (meaning a booklet) but not a scanned pdf copy of it.... *please correct me if I'm wrong* ... I'm still hoping on finding the actual vintage copy myself!
thanks for the info!