I can learn a lot and know more about the copyrights!
I remember when in my young time, I went into the shop looking for the stitch pattern, most the shop are put the photo into a file and let me choose, after that they will sell me a photostate copy of the pattern. At that time, I really don't know much about copyrights, around me nobody know about this. And the photocopy patter still selling 5-15 bucks(in my local currency)
When I getting grow up, I getting know about copyrights, I know this is really bad get a "COPY" version of the pattern. Yes, it is true for our country people to get the original copy of the pattern, and also not much people aware about copyrights. So currently, our country only selling the cross stitch kit from China or Korea, they selling cheaper than US/Europe or others out of Asia country.
But another question, I did try buy the kit from China, I feel they also pack the kit and re-print the pattern by themself. I not sure they do this in legal way or illegal, but when I get the product, my feeling really not so good.
I really hope the people here can get a chance to stitch a nice pattern with legal way. When I try get the original copy but the people around me always said i'm so "RICH" to buy those, why not buy those cheaper copy? I'm not rich actually, but I know how difficult the design come out this patter!
Everytime I think to stitch the finish product for sell to earn some to buy more product, I will search around is the designer allow me to sell the finish product. If not mention there, I really will try look the way to contact the designer. I know this is still not enough to change the mind of people here. But I hope my practice will let the coming young know understand more about copyrights, how to protect designer.
If change the position, you are the designer and product steal by others, how will you feel?
So, please post more knowledge about those so I can know more and and share to my friends. Because our here really have less knowledge about this.
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