The 64-pg booklet arrived today! Sixty-five baby things to knit, crochet, and sew. Bibs, toys, blankets, and clothing galore. It's amazing how relevant they are even for our 21st Century.
Anyway, my coveted baby hoodie is in there!
On the bottom of page 2, the Forward and Contents page, there are 4 lines of copyright language.
Copyrightę1959, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 by The McCall Pattern Company. All rights reserved. Printed and published in the U.S.A. by the McCall Pattern Company, 230 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017
So that's it.
I think perhaps this booklet began publication in 1959, or parts of it. This particular booklet was published in 1973, which renews all the designs copyright, I believe.
Not one single individual designer is named on any of the designs.
Therefore, whereas I would loan my booklet to my BFF who lives down the lane, I wouldn't make copies of a particular design/pattern for anyone else. If my BFF wanted to scan and print a copy of a design, and leave the booklet in my possession, I'd allow it.
And of course, I certainly wouldn't scan a pattern to a pdf doc and email it to anyone, not even my local friends. Too easy for pdf's to be widely distributed.
Anyone have anything to add?