Hey there! I consulted several of the copyright topics that float around here, but I'm still not sure if I am okay to post a pattern that I created.
So, here's the deal: It's basically a collage of two motifs I found on the Internet which I'm pretty sure are okay to post here. I know, I know, "pretty sure" isn't good enough when it comes to copyright, but that's why I'm asking you.
One is an alphabet by Carrie's Creations (which is really very simple, I bet there is at least one identical alphabet pattern from a different designer that was created without them knowing of the existence of Carrie's pattern), and from all that I could find, it's common license. The other motif is Jules from Pulp Fiction, which I found here. Now, I don't speak much Swedish, but I figure if it's free to download from an easily accessible blog, it should be okay to post a pattern containing that figure on this forum as long as I disclose where I got the original motif from, right?
The thing that really breaks my brain, though, is that from what I've read, it's actually not okay to make patterns of trademarked stuff, like Mickey Mouse, etc. - so, technically, the existence of a pattern of a film character is a violation of copyright?
Please help a girl out, I would really like to share my pattern with you! It's quite simple to do yourself, and I've seen the same idea with different fonts, etc. floating around the Internet, but... hell, I'm proud of it, and I think if you just came here by accident, looking for a simple pattern that you could do as a birthday present but you don't want to buy anything or bother with creating the pattern yourself - then this is for you.