Copyright Craze Gone too Far

June 13, 2007 at 11:56 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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I just (don’t ask me how) stumbled over a website where somebody claims copyright for crocheting a circular shape with a hole in it:

SCRUNCHIE



The following pattern is my original design and can only be copied or printed for personal use.

Damn, I almost committed copyright theft. I was just about to crochet 12 napkin rings after this pattern and sell them on the stoop. Hey, but I am safe: She also offers a page with FREE crocheting patterns that ANYBODY may use and probably even for COMMERCIAL purposes. There’s a lot of money in the crocheting industry, I hear.

IS THERE ANYBODY HERE WHO COULD INTRODUCE THE YOUTH OF TODAY TO THE OPEN SOURCE AND COPYLEFT IDEA BEFORE THEY SUCCUMB TO THE PATH OF EVIL AND BEGIN CLAIMING COPYRIGHT ON THE WORD ‘PEACE’ BECAUSE THEY WROTE IT WITH THEIR OWN HAND AND PEN?

Arf.

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