I've been so busy with regular work and a scarf commission, it's been
a while since I checked my alternate e-mail account, the one connected
to my Star Wars Crochet and Knit Charts/Graphs page.
I found in there a request from someone to "enter their intarsia book
contest". The "winners" give their intarsia knitting charts to these
people FOR FREE , which will then be SOLD by these people in book
form, i.e., they want to make money from my work and the work of
others. The fine print states that I would also be giving them the
copyright on any charts submitted for the term of the copyright, which
I believe is now 70 years.
HUH? I give my Star Wars craft charts away for free on the net. They
were a labor of love, since I love Star Wars. They are free, because
they are something I would have dearly loved to have available to me
to use years ago and could not have afforded to pay for, and I know
there are people like I used to be who can use them but maybe not
afford to pay to have access.
I told them that I have no intention of giving up my copyright on any
of my charts so they can charge people for them! So if anyone sees
any of my charts being sold, PLEASE let me know. I'd hate to think
they were being duped by people stealing my work for a profit when
they have been available free for several years and will continue to
Always free Star Wars Crochet and Knit Charts/Graphs