The original copyright of embroidery files is owned with all rights reserved by the creator of the original files.
WHEN YOU PURCHASE OR DOWNLOAD SAMPLE EMBROIDERY DESIGNS, YOU ARE GRANTED A LICENSE TO USE THE ELECTRONIC FILES, NOT OWNERSHIP OF THE SOFTWARE.
When you purchase or download designs from OregonPatchWorks Inc., you are granted a single-user license of the files to create stitch outs from them.
The ownership of the design stitch files and related graphic files is retained by the craftsperson that created them.
These digitized embroidery designs and graphics are protected under USA Federal Copyright Law & International Treaties*.
The design and graphic files themselves, or any part thereof, cannot be sold, duplicated or shared in any way and are for use by the original purchaser/user only.
The user license covers the following uses:
Unless otherwise stated in the digitizer's supplemental copyright statement, the user may stitch out the designs on finished projects for personal use, gifts or resale by the original purchaser only. If the finished project items or stitch-outs are displayed for sale online or in a physical location (store), credit to the digitizer and a link to www.oregonpatchworks.com is required.
This licensed does not cover mass production without additional permissions. If you intend to produced multiple identical items for resale, contact us first at [email protected]
Transference of the embroidery files from original purchaser to any other person or group is strictly prohibited.
You may not lend, give or sell the files to anyone else EVER. You may not change, add to, delete parts of, or alter the files and then call them your own.
You cannot send them via email or by any other method to another embroiderer to be split or changed in any way.
Any alteration requests should be directed to [email protected] and will be forwarded to the owner of the copyright.
Other specific copyright policies of the individual copyright owner may be included in the download and will supersede the policies listed in this document.
SALES OF ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED PRODUCTS ARE FINAL - NO REFUNDS
Question: Is it legal to download works from peer-to-peer networks and if not, what is the penalty for doing so?
*Answer: Uploading or downloading works protected by copyright without the authority of the copyright owner is an infringement of the copyright owner's exclusive rights of reproduction and/or distribution. Anyone found to have infringed a copyrighted work may be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000 for each work infringed and, if willful infringement is proven by the copyright owner, that amount may be increased up to $150,000 for each work infringed. In addition, an infringer of a work may also be liable for the attorney's fees incurred by the copyright owner to enforce his or her rights.