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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Debbie Macomber, Gilda Radner, Gene Wilder Knitch and Projects....

I love Debbie Macomber's books and her knitting books....and her knitting club...she is very intune to a knitter/crocher's interests and since I am a mystery fanatic too...she hits my interests right on the button and never fails to intrigue me through her writings... :) I just read an interview she did with Knitch online magazine that was terrific...you need to read it if you haven't already..I was amazed at how many books she has in print 140+ WOW!!!!

I am a big fan of her Cedar Cove series and was extremely happy to see she knows about reader's desires to keep their favorite characters alive and not end the story...I think that is why so many sequeals are such a success. Once we love a story we want it to go on forever...like Harry Potter....oh don't get me started...anywho be sure to read it and if you haven't read any of her books hop over to Amazon and get one soon you won't be disappoionted....now I don't get anything for this plug in her favor I just adore reading her novels!!! :)

Another favorite of mine was Gilda Radner..I always loved her back in the 70s in Laugh-In....well Knitch did an article on her and low and behold Gene Wilder, [another one of my favorites]her widower, set up a club called Gilda's Club for free for info and surving cancer victems and their main hobby is knitting....wow...what a great idea...and they make a lot of the oh so popular "slouch" hats for their cancer victems...make one for them, I know I am... :)

Knitch also has FREE patterns like Cat Prints On My Heart Shawl and I love the Cat Lounger pattern... :)

Here are some of my newest projects that I finished....this headband and cuff bracelet set came from the patterns by Crochetology I love her patterns and stitches... 

I love this pearl necklace that I got out of Annies which has had lots of magazines but this one was from Hooked on Crochet April 2005, I used a heart bead for the center and changed the pattern a bit to make it my own. :) Off to crochet some more...

Thanks for visiting and see ya next post....

Friday, July 16, 2010

Just too Cute!!!

I was visiting

An Excellent Write up On Copyright Rules!

I found this site on "COPYRIGHT RULES" and it is excellent. Everyone who doesn't know or even doubts a little should read this.....See this site for even more...

Lots of us "share" patterns with each other, and there is no harm if we do it only for personal use and not for selling or posting..

On email lists and bulletin boards, many crafters write about patterns still under copyright protection (even newly published) "Do you share?"
Can you "share" copies of patterns (this includes scanning, photocopies, emailing, posting to Bulletin Boards, any manner whatsoever)? The answer is NO if the pattern is still under copyright protection. [that means anything 1978 till now] The designer has the exclusive right to say how his/her patterns are distributed.
 You should never distribute any pattern that's still under copyright protection in any way without the designer/publisher's written permission (crediting the designer doesn't make it all right for you to distribute those patterns without permission - you have to have the designers or publishers written permission.

Of course if the pattern is your own design or no longer under copyright protection then you can share with others...

How can you tell if a pattern is under copyright protection or not? These guidelines will help:

  • Anything that is written 1978 or later -
  • After 1978 - A work is copyright protected from the moment it is created, whether a copyright notice appears on it or not. Always remember that you  shouldn't assume that a work is up for grabs just because there is no copyright stated.
  • Very important to know is that if a pattern was created after January 1, 1978, the copy right protection lasts for designer's lifetime plus an additional 70 years after designer's death. Wow....
Expired Copyright -

  • Statutory copyright period has expired on works first published in the United States before the year 1923, placing these in the public domain, so it's ok to make copies of those works and share them. That is why you see so many "Vintage" patterns on the net for sale. I know I have bought several...:)
The above facts are just a basic guideline for determining the duration of copyright protection, always check first before sharing or posting and be sure and check here for more........


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