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Old 08-02-2007, 07:10 PM   #6
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Also, I have to wonderful how much liberty you need to take with someone else's pattern before it becomes your own. Like, I use the basic structure of someone's bag (basically, just the series of increases or decreases, cast-on number, etc.) but change it up with different colors or intarsia or fair isle patterns, or put needle felted designs and stuff like that on it. Wouldn't doing that pretty much make it my own design? I mean, you can't copyright doing increaseson each side every ten rows and then doing a three needle bind-off. So I'm just wondering when it stops being just their pattern and is something that's your own creation...

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