"You will see this popping up in various places very soon – it is part of an international designers copyright awareness movement with over 90 designers and copyright agents. People can report suspected infringements to specific designers and/or if it involves various designers to firstname.lastname@example.org where it will be investigated.
Thanks again for your support,
I like how this logo gives the viewer a list of ways to help ensure copyright is not infringed. Specially how it talks about posting pictures of finished pieces as I had wondered if people could (and would) copy the pictures to turn into charts, rather than buy the chart themselves. (The above picture as well as the one on the right hand side are linked to the email address I was given) I know that some people do not consider copyright infringement that big of a deal, but I do. I think it comes from being a writer and having many of my works stolen and presented as someone else's work. I am quite happy to post this logo on my blog to help others learn more about copyright infringement and ways to help combat it so that they may continue to enjoy the vast array of designs that are currently available in the needlework industry.
I really appreciate the offer of a free chart as a present. Part of me would just love to say YES! (OK I am human, so sue me LOL). But as before, I did not report the violations I found in order to receive presents. I did not post on this blog before and now this post, nor did I add the logos to receive presents. So I replied with the same words I gave Mr. Saastad from Silver Lining "If you wish to send a free pattern I would be very grateful, but it is not necessary in any way. I did not do this in the hopes of receiving free things, or in the hopes of getting some kind of compensation. I did it because I dislike people who do things like this as I know how negatively it affects the cross stitch design business which is already competitive enough without having people deliberately making it harder."