Category: Copyright

Copying beadwork

Copying Beadwork: Another Perspective

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...

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Copying Beading Patterns: 3 Reasons Not To

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...

Copyright: What is it?

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...

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Bead Designs and Copyright

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...

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Beadwork Copyright: What it Means

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...