As I’ve grown older, I realize more and more how important it is to put myself in someone else’s shoes for each situation. This especially holds true for copyright laws and intellectual property.
What I want to discuss at length is the sharing of copyrighted material with friends or groups of friends, and also non-copyrighted material.
Let’s all admit it right now; at some time or other during our quilting life, we’ve copied a friend’s pattern (a purchased pattern), and used it ourselves. We didn’t think much of it at the time, other than the fact that we were saving some money in doing so. We knew it was wrong, but pushed that little bothersome thought to the back of our mind.