Many sites post public domain patterns but do they respect the original designers and check the copyright status first? Are they putting other crafters at risk? Do they have any right to place restrictions on the use of the pattern? What are your thoughts?
I’ve been visiting more blogs in the past few weeks than I think I did all of last year. I don’t know if this is someone’s misguided “good idea” or some sort of coding mistake but how could anyone think it’s a good idea to not include a link at the bottom of their blog […]
A recommended video from one of my Twitter friends has a bit of age on it but is definitely timeless in it’s message and has got me to thinking about my own journey to find who I am and how creativity influences what I do. Speaking at a TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) Conference in […]
I can make that! I wrote that! My daughter wrote that, ain’t she smart? It seems like an endless battle to fight the scammers, thieves and other no-good-knicks that STEAL from others. Just when I thought I had gotten the content theft occurring on my Foods Not Safe for Pets article under control, I found […]
Trade Secrets – Are you telling too much? A recent email conversation with a wonderful polymer clay artist, who specializes in making buttons, reminded me of something that I think many crafters fail to do. By our nature, crafters are a friendly bunch who like to help each other. But, how often have you found […]
In a desperate, 11th hour attempt to save a bit of Internet history, a small group of folks have grabbed a huge chunk of the many sites once hosted on Yahoo!’s free Geocities service. While most rightly agree that many of those sites were spamfests, there were more than a few sites that are certainly […]