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Old 12-08-2006, 01:56 PM   #1
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ethical knitting question
Hi all,

I knitted a flower and leaves book mark by following the pattern given in a book I have. The way i joined these leaves and flower was my idea.

Now my question is, if I wanted to post this pattern on my blog, mentioning where I got the flower and leaves pattern, would I be violating the copyright law?

Would this be illegal in any other way?
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:01 PM   #2
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I believe it would be copywrite infringment if you were to post the pattern but you can post where you got the pattern and you can post your join.

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Old 12-08-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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As far as I know that would be perfectly fine. As long as post the link and mention where you got the pattern it's fine to say that you found a way to join them that works better for you and then to share that info.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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You can give the source of the pattern, but you can't post the pattern.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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Yes, you would be in violation of the copyright law if you posted the pattern for the bookmark. Just changing minor details of a pattern does not make it your pattern. It is consdered to be a derivative work. I gather from your message that the pattern you followed was for a bookmark and was not merely a stitch pattern from a stitch pattern dictionary that you made into a bookmark. If you take a stitch pattern from a stitch pattern dictionary and design your own bookmark then you would be able to post it. More information below:

http://www.geocities.com/jbtocker/co...copyrfaq7.html
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Old 12-11-2006, 01:23 AM   #6
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I gather from your message that the pattern you followed was for a bookmark and was not merely a stitch pattern from a stitch pattern dictionary that you made into a bookmark.
actually they are two separate patterns, one for a flower and the other for a leaf and these flowers or leaves could be used to decorate your knitting project.

But i think i will not write down the pattern in my post, i'll just mention that i got the pattern from a book (of course i'll mention the book name and author)

I would like to thank all of you for the advice
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