Wow, what an a-hole!!! I can't believe she's so blatantly disregarding the copyright laws. I just started getting into amigurumi about a month ago after buying a pattern from ChezMichelle on etsy. After that first one, I've bought at least 6 or 7 patterns from different people on etsy. I've also used a fair number of the free patterns off of crafster and crochetville, but I'd never dream of selling any of the patterns or things made from the patterns. I think it's awesome that these people can come up with their own pattern, much less that they're nice enough to offer them to everyone else at no charge. That stupid lady should get one of those t-shirts that says "I RUINED IT FOR EVERYBODY". I sent her an email that says this:
To Whom It May Concern
I came across this websitehttp://www.fortune3.com/Classy1/
and I want you to know that I find your behavior reprehensible. Many (if not all) of the items you're selling are under copyright and you outright stole the patterns and even the pictures from other people's websites. I know this for a fact because the people you stole them from are spreading the word about your site. One of the patterns you're selling even has "free pattern" across the picture because the designer intended it to be free and yet, you're selling it. I frequent a couple of crochet forums and use a lot of the free patterns that are posted, but never for profit, only as gifts for my family and friends. You should be ashamed of yourself.