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« on: October 25, 2006 11:42:06 AM »

Hello! This is my question: If I "created" a pattern and are going to publish it in my blog or anywhere else, how can I protect it from being "stolen" by others?
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2006 11:45:29 AM »

The only way to protect a pattern from being stolen is not to publish it.  That's unfortunate, but true.  If someone really wants to steal a pattern that you publish, they will.  When you have made a pattern, it is automatically protected by copyright, but in order to pursue legal action in case of theft, you'll have to get it registered with the copyright office, and that can be costly.
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006 05:22:03 PM »

what lothruin said is pretty much true; except that the registering thing isnt applicable in some other countries.
in australia, for instance (don't know about other Commonwealth countries) you don't need to register your pattern to pursue a copyright infringement.
Putting the little (c) somewhere doesn't 'make' something copyright but (in Australia at least), it 'reminds' someone that something is copyright, and if they do thieve it and you sue them you'll get more in damages because they can't claim they didn't realise it was copyright.

as far as i understand, anyway.
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