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Old 01-24-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
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selling items made from purchased pattern
I have an opportunity to sell some slippers I have made from a purchased pattern. My question is, since I purchased the pattern (in a legitimate store bought way) is there any problem with doing this? I plan on attaching a tag with washing instructions, and my contact information. Do I need also need to add that it is a _______ pattern, which can be purchased at ________.com? Or can I just sell them? They will be sold on a consignment basis at a local children's store in the town where I live.
Thanks for your thoughts on this. Now that the deal is in the works I don't want to back out on the owner, but I also don't want to be in trouble with the "copyright police".
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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Does the actual pattern address this at all? Some do.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:39 AM   #3
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If the pattern doesn't state that you can sell the items you make then I would contact the designer to make sure. Some patterns will give you a limit on how many you can make before you have to contact the designer
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:43 AM   #4
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The pattern doesn't say anything about selling the items, but I think I will go to the company website and see if there is anything there. Thanks
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:26 PM   #5
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What slipper pattern is it? Who is the designer?

Even it's not on the pattern I believe the copyright is still in effect.
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Selling is addressed here:
http://yarnaholic.wordpress.com/the-...or-knitters/4/

Always contact the designer though if there is a question. If they respond in the affirmative print and keep a copy of the correspondence. If they can't be contacted I wouldn't risk selling anything.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:27 AM   #6
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I always assume that unless they say you can use it, you can't.

I'd try to get in contact with them directly before selling.People nowadays just look for opportunities to sue O_O Usually, they aren't just happy to have what you made and the money earned.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:41 AM   #7
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I have contacted them
Sorry I didn't list the pattern earlier. It is the felted clog slipper from Fiber Trends, and I sent an e-mail to the company earlier today. I realize it is the weekend so I don't expect an answer until the next couple of days. I will let you know what they tell me.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:05 AM   #8
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My guess is that Fiber Trends, being a commercial pattern distributor will be pretty strict about copyright infringements. I may be wrong but I wouldn't sell anything made from one of their patterns without written permission.
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Originally Posted by GinnyG View Post
My guess is that Fiber Trends, being a commercial pattern distributor will be pretty strict about copyright infringements. I may be wrong but I wouldn't sell anything made from one of their patterns without written permission.
I absolutely agree.

I'm assuming you've been to the Fiber Trends website, but she's also on Ravelry. You could contact her there as well.
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Another thing about Fiber Trends: when you purchase a pattern from them at your LYS, it's printed on HOT PINK or NEON BLUE card stock paper! Just TRY to scan that! Just TRY to ask your printer to make a copy for you! Yeah, right!

Me thinks they are very concerned about copyright infringement and rightly so.
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