As I write this post, the beading community is reeling from the discovery of several scam beading websites. I would like to say this will be an isolated incident that we can clear up. Sadly, scammers will take opportunities wherever Continue reading Scam Beading Websites: How to spot them and avoid them
I hadn’t planned to write this post, but yesterday’s post generated so much interest and discussion, some here, some on my Facebook page, that I found myself with more to say! So, I want to set the cat among the pigeons Continue reading Copying Beadwork: Another Perspective
Copying beading patterns is a topic that creates a lot of passion amongst bead designers. In fact, a long and passionate debate within the Beadsmith Inspiration Squad inspired me to write this blog. The debate took place a couple of Continue reading Copying Beading Patterns: 3 Reasons Not To
I have come across a number of instances where copyright has been challenged in the beading world, so I wanted to create a series of blog posts looking at the different ways in which it affects beaders. The first question Continue reading Copyright: What is it?
If you create bead designs it can be difficult to protect and defend your copyright without coming across as ‘mean’ or ‘jealous’ or ‘possessive’ or ‘money-grabbing’ The simple fact is that if you find someone else taking credit for your Continue reading Bead Designs and Copyright
Beadwork copyright issues seem to surface in my life on a regular basis. I have been a victim of copyright infringement, a witness to friends whose work has been infringed and an arbitrator in a copyright dispute between two beading Continue reading Beadwork Copyright: What it Means