Copyright infringement in tatting design

Steping up onto the soiaobox…

There are a lot of photos on pinterest with no link to an original , instructions or designer.  That said, if you want to count stitches, and add beads or picots or change the stitch counts slightly you are violating copyright laws and the fair use of what someone has put in hard work to create.  If it is obviously the same design just a little bit different, it is NOT a new design!

I know of several  talented designers who no longer share their work because of other people stealing their hard work.  It is sad when we loose talented people from this art because of the unknowing people copying designs or outright theft.  Please consider the consequences of these actions carefully!

Stepping down off the soapbox now…

 

 

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