What is Zentangle?
Linda Farmer, Certified Zentangle Teacher

The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.


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New free eBook – Copyright for crafters and artists

Most of you are familiar with Interweave through their many magazines and electronic publications: Artist Daily, Beading Daily, Cloth Paper Scissors, Crochet Me, Jewelry Making Daily, Knitting Daily, Quilting Daily, Sew Daily, Spinning Daily, and Weaving Today, and their online communities.

On Thursday, Interweave released a free e-Book, Know Your Rights: Copyright 101 for Artists and Crafters, in recognition of World Intellectual Property Day. Here is what they have to say about the e-Book, with links to their free download.

INTERWEAVE'S "Know Your Rights" free copyright ebook“April 26th was World Intellectual Property Day, and Interweave celebrated the day along with the U.S. Copyright Office, American Chamber of Commerce, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and others around the world to give credit to the talented writers, designers, artists, photographers, and innovators who work with us to share with readers and customers their products and ideas.

To mark the occasion, Interweave released a new FREE eBook for artists and crafters, Know Your Rights: Copyright 101, to raise awareness for the issues surrounding copyright and the problems with copyright infringement that are currently impacting our industry.

Of course, we don’t need a special day to talk about copyright — this is such an important issue and we need to raise awareness about copyright so designers and artists can continue to benefit and profit from their creations.

The 10-page eBook is available here: http://www.interweave.com/free-ebooks-videos/

It is also available for free download in each of Interweave’s 10 online communities for artists and crafters.

NOTE: Content is the same in each version, only the cover is tailored to each craft.

“Most people think of pirated movies or music when they hear about copyright violations,” says Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits magazine. “But we answer questions about copyright for crafters, artists, designers, and authors every day—copyright and other intellectual property issues are a big deal in the DIY marketplace, where the ‘I can do that!’ spirit and respect for original, independent design and authorship need to coexist peacefully.”

Questions around copyright can range from simple queries, like ‘Can I make a copy of a pattern?’ (Answer: For your own use, yes; to give to a friend, no) to more complex issues, like ‘How can I be inspired by other artists without infringing on their intellectual property rights?’ (Answer: By executing your vision independently, and asking permission where necessary).

“Ultimately, copyright is about protecting the creative process, ensuring that the creator of a work can benefit from that work,” adds Jang. “Our goal at Interweave is to educate our consumers about what copyright is, and why it matters—and to give authors, artists, and designers everywhere the tools they need to protect their own rights so they can continue to create new works and share them with the public.”

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This is a very important issue, be sure to download your copy of this free book!

BTW – You will be asked to sign up for their newsletters if you don’t get them already. But you can always unsubscribe immediately if you do not wish to get them. It’s a small price to pay for a very informative free book.

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10 comments to New free eBook – Copyright for crafters and artists

  • Rae Higgins

    Wonderful! Thanks so much!

    Rae Higgins

  • Melanye Narcarti

    When I try to open the link for the artists, I get the following message: 404 – File or directory not found.
    The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Maybe it can be fixed?


  • Carol Henshaw

    Thank you! I like to be generous but I’ve had work stolen online several times. If it’s for educational purposes, I don’t mind but someone used stills from one of my videos to advertise a product for sale (then got snarky and left negative comments on my channel).

    I like to share ideas and I want to think I’m having an influence on other artists by giving away as much as I can (teaching and creating instructional resources). It’s very hard to protect one’s work online though – people seem to think that if it’s posted, it’s public domain. Sigh.

  • Katy

    Slightly off subject, but I’ve never heard the term “sewist” before.

  • Katy, first time I saw sewist, I scratched my head. I wondered why not “seamstress” ….. seems better that sewer. Perhaps it’s a compromise as the word seamstress implies detailed, couture (or almost) sewing techniques and skills.

    • Linda Farmer, CZT

      It took me a while too, but I finally realized it’s just like “ARTIST”. And those who are serious about their sewing craft are definitely artists, so sewist makes complete sense to me now. But like you, I hadn’t heard the term before either.

      • Duh, that went right over my head, Linda. I really appreciate your idea. It fits me to a T (even though I’m dense, sometimes), lol. Sewing was my vehicle into the world of art…a perfect fit. THANK YOU!!

  • What a book! I downloaded it to my tablet, right into my amazon kindle app and it is about the best reference. You have given me so much to do online now Linda, I wonder if you know what a Godsend you are.

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