Friday, April 27, 2012

Press Release: FREE Copyright for Crafters and Artists eBook!

Interweave Releases New Free Copyright for Crafters and Artists eBook
Loveland, Colo., April 27, 2012: Yesterday 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 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.
The 10-page eBook is available for free download in each of Interweave’s 10 online communities for artists and crafters:
"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."

About Interweave
Interweave is the world's largest online and offline resource for  artists and crafters with businesses in magazine and book publishing – both print and digital,  television programming, instructional videos, directories, eCommerce, events and workshops, and online communities.  Interweave also licenses its magazine, book, and video content to media companies internationally. Interweave was acquired by Aspire Media in 2005.  The company is headquartered in Loveland, Colorado, with offices in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York. For more information about Interweave call (970) 613-4616, 800-272-2193 or  




  1. thanks for the info...I will definitely be checking this out. I've always wondered about a few things.

  2. Thank you for sharing this info... I'm checking it out now. Thank you!


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