Thursday, October 18, 2007

Make and Sell Your Crafts Legally

Copyright infringement can be a sticky issue when it comes to making and selling crafts. If you find a design and want to duplicate it and sell it, then you may be guilty of copyright infringement subject to legal action.
I am no copyright expert, or even a novice for that matter. Basically I know nothing on this subject, but I wanted to bring it up and advise crafters, that are selling their products, to be aware of this important subject.

It is your responsibility, when you choose to start a craft business, to be sure that you are following all laws and regulations, including getting the proper documentation and paying applicable taxes. This includes following all copyright laws.

If you are in any doubt as to whether your product designs belong to you, then I strongly recommend you seek legal advice.

I found a website that may be of use to many of you for understanding your responsibilities with regard to copyrighting. has some good information on copyright legalities and "fair use" laws. It's worth a visit to their site. You can also find a lot of other legal information that may be of use to you in both your business and personal life.

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