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From: AngieM2
Date: 06-02-2005, 12:06 PM (1 of 1)
This is just for your information.... I figured it would not hurt to ask.
I have permission from one specialized antique pattern company person to use their patterns for this type of use.
Thanks for posting such interesting information.

Dear Ms. Mxxxxxxxxx,

Thank you for contacting us regarding the use of our patterns for your internet business. You are correct in understanding that this is in violation of our copyright.

Our patterns and designs are protected by copyright and intended for personal use only. It is not legal to reproduce the pattern either by tracing or by photocopying it. Nor is it legal to use the pattern to produce items intended to be sold commercially including flea markets, boutiques, and home based industries or internet websites.

The situation that you describe would violate our copyright. Even if you alter the design by adding a sash or lengthening the garment, the design, pattern and pattern usage are still protected by law.

The copyright for each pattern is printed on each envelope. Please be advised that failure to honor the copyright could result in serious legal violations. People who use copyrighted patterns to generate items that are sold for personal income are in violation of the laws that protect our patterns and designs.

Meg Carter

Consumer Services Department
The McCall Pattern Company
McCall/ Butterick/ Vogue Patterns

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> From: Mxxxxxxx, Angie (Angela)
> Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2005 11:19 AM
> To: Butterick
> Cc: <email address removed for privacy>
> Subject: pattern usages
> Hello
> I have heard that it is copywrite infringment if I buy a pattern and make it and sell the garment.
> I want to make some little girl dresses and sell them on a web site, so if someone likes them they can buy it, if they don't - fine.
> The styles I want to use are basic styles and I know your patterns have them, but I may be changing them some. IE- adding sashes, lengthing, etc.
> Is this a problem?
> Also, this is just me not a big bunch of people making lots and lots of dresses.
> Thank you -
> Angie Mxxxxxxxxxx
> home e-mail: <email address removed for privacy>
User: AngieM2
Member since: 03-14-2005
Total posts: 24
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