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Copyright and Crafting: What is Fair Use?

Posting of a craft made using images of the Beatles provokes an interesting discussion about copyright as applied to craft and fair use.

http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/12/yellow_submarine_shower_curtai.html

At the same time that big business is spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt (plus suing their customers), the grass-roots are fighting back by supporting creator’s rights and generating new content and software that they then make available for you to use, with your rights and theirs explicitly stated.

http://www.creativecommons.org/ http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/

Remember, you cannot copyright an idea, only the expression of an idea. http://law.freeadvice.com/intellectual_property/copyright_law/copyright_idea.htm

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