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« on: May 18, 2010 06:03:07 AM »

I am looking to swap crochet patterns, if it legal to swap pattern scans.  Does anyone know if it is?  I have got ALOT of patterns and books full of patterns.  If anyone is interested let me know.  I am mostly interested in the barbie/fashion doll patterns and patterns using thread (not doilies).
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2010 06:12:10 AM »

It is illegal to scan a pattern and give the copy to someone else if you are keeping a copy for yourself.  The only exception are patterns that are in the public domain, and as my understanding of copyright law goes, you're really only safe if it was published before 1923.

You can trade patterns with other people if no one keeps a copy of any of the patterns they are giving away, but on Craftster that would fall under the "personal swap' category, and you can't post asking for that. Smiley  If you want to trade patterns like this (the legal way) feel free to mention that in your signature.


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