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    Right, I need some urgent help. I make these albums in a box but only for friends and family. I was going to trial them Saturday at a fete I'm going to but suddenly thought maybe I can't sell them due to resale of goods or some such thing.

    Can I buy pattern paper and use in a project and then sell it? As long as I don't make out it's by the company who's papers I've used.

    Sorry to be a pain, it's probably a really well known fact.

    Cheers
    Claire

    Craft kits for children for all levels visit me at: www.daisybellecrafts.co.uk

  • #2
    Hmm, Ive often wondered about that.Ive seen sme patterened paper id like to use in sellables but havnt dared just incase.

    Somebody on here sells pattern cd's(sorry cant recall name)may be worth asking if theirs are copyrighted or if they know of the laws.
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    • #3
      Funky Hand will be best placed to answer - I've asked a similar question about using her backing paper designs on toppers, embellishments and cards that I will sell (or hope to hehe!) and from what I can gather, as long as you are not just selling the paper with the image printed on it then you are ok.

      But ask Funky Hand as she'll say it much better than me!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by sugarandspicecrafts View Post
        Funky Hand will be best placed to answer -
        Thats the lady!!
        https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


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        • #5
          Oh, did I hear my name??!

          I can only speak for my terms and conditions as each company that produces papers will have their own terms of use. It's always a good idea to try to contact the company direct to find out what their conditions are if they are not on the packaging or try the makers website for example.

          My terms and conditions are basically that I own the copyright of the designs so they can't be printed out and sold as papers individually or in packs or kits. Also the papers can't be used if you are doing a commercial venture for example designing cards and then having them professionally printed in bulk. If you are making a small number (in most cases about 100 or so) of hand crafted items that you are then going to sell then there is no problem when using my papers but as I said that is not always true of every company. I also appreciate a small mention of the fact that my paper designs have been used but with some companies that is not always necessary.

          My best suggestion is when you have decided on the papers that you want to use that you contact the designer/Manufacturer and ask them if you can use them. The worst they can say is 'no' but at least then you wont be breaking any copyright and they could well say 'yes'!
          Good luck
          Anice xx
          Funkyhand x
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Funkyhand View Post
            Oh, did I hear my name??!

            I can only speak for my terms and conditions as each company that produces papers will have their own terms of use. It's always a good idea to try to contact the company direct to find out what their conditions are if they are not on the packaging or try the makers website for example.

            My terms and conditions are basically that I own the copyright of the designs so they can't be printed out and sold as papers individually or in packs or kits. Also the papers can't be used if you are doing a commercial venture for example designing cards and then having them professionally printed in bulk. If you are making a small number (in most cases about 100 or so) of hand crafted items that you are then going to sell then there is no problem when using my papers but as I said that is not always true of every company. I also appreciate a small mention of the fact that my paper designs have been used but with some companies that is not always necessary.

            My best suggestion is when you have decided on the papers that you want to use that you contact the designer/Manufacturer and ask them if you can use them. The worst they can say is 'no' but at least then you wont be breaking any copyright and they could well say 'yes'!
            Good luck
            Anice xx
            Hi Anice,

            Thank you for the info. I guess I'll have to be selective as I was hoping to just use any of the latest patterned papers from the scrapbooking ranges. Do you think that applies to embellishments as well?

            Blimey I wish I hadn't thought of all this now

            Thanks again!
            Claire

            Craft kits for children for all levels visit me at: www.daisybellecrafts.co.uk

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            • #7
              Hi Daisy,
              Pretty much everything that is sold the manufacturer/designer owns the copyright of it so this will be for embellishments as well. Most crafting items are sold for personal use only so really to sell on items in any numbers you need to get the OK to do it.
              I know it is a pain, but the designers/manufacturers spend a lot of time and money creating and developing the products so they have to maintain control over how they are used.
              Anice xx
              Funkyhand x
              my website
              http://www.funkyhand.com
              my blog (updated 09/06/10)
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              • #8
                Confusing....

                ...I (sort of) know the basic rules for copyright etc, but recently I saw some things in Claire's Accessories that were made out of pink paisley design fabric that I know was designed by Cath Kidston for Ikea's 2005 summer season.

                I've also seen things in magazines made out of well known papers or designer fabrics that have obviously been made by a complete different company or person, and there's usually a website or contact phone number for the readers to purchase such things.

                So it's very, very confusing......

                Jules
                Apple Tree Crafts
                www.appletreecraftfairs.com

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Apple Tree Crafts View Post
                  ...I (sort of) know the basic rules for copyright etc, but recently I saw some things in Claire's Accessories that were made out of pink paisley design fabric that I know was designed by Cath Kidston for Ikea's 2005 summer season.

                  Jules

                  Sometime big companies will buy a licence from a designer to use their designs that could be what has happened with the fabric design.
                  Anice xx
                  Funkyhand x
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                  my blog (updated 09/06/10)
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