I will try to be as delicate as possible, this has been a crazy hot summer in more ways than one!
I for one am a designer of patterns and graphics and I have issues only with one concern and that is with e-patterns only! I believe NO ONE SHOULD EVER RESELL OR COPY e-patterns THAT IS NOT A COOL THING TO DO, but for the designers including me who offer these e-patterns for convenience sake to our customers it gives us something to think about, do we offer these any more or do we discontinue and go to hard copies?
Second point HARD COPY PATTERNS ~ there has been some very NASTY commentary going on, on eBay, Blogs and Facebook. Designers and Buyers wanting to turn people in for reselling patterns and so forth. Then there are other people tattle-telling to designers (and you know who you are, and you should be ASHAMED OF YOUR SELF!!!! ~ DON'T YOU HAVE SOMETHING BETTER TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE? WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT ~MAYBE A FREE PATTERN FROM THE DESIGNER~STILL SHAME ON YOU!!!!)
WELL DESIGNERS I HAVE SOME NEWS FOR YOU, LIKE ME I HAVE CONTACTED A LAWYER THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO. IF THEY ARE A HARD COPY ORIGINAL PATTERN ONCE IT LEAVES OUR HANDS OR COMPANY ~IT IS LIKE A BOOK, DVD, MAGAZINE OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS A COPYRIGHT. EBAY IS AN AUCTION SITE, THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR AUCTIONS, BIDDING AND BUYING.
Personally I like buying patterns from other people and from designers. I saw one designer she has right idea she puts her patterns at a starting price and people bid and bid and she gets a very good price for the pattern instead of just listing a set price. In fact I have seen other designers starting to do this and they are getting better prices for their patterns, putting some competition in there for the resellers.
I used to get upset too but you can't, life is too short there is other things bigger in life than this silliness that has been going on, on eBay.
To me Family and God are the most important things in life and we need to keep this in mind! Thanks for listening.
God Bless! Annie