~ Welcome Friends ~
Over the last couple of days before we come to a new year, I find myself reflecting on the past year and thinking of ways to improve myself.
I know we all do it...
although I do find myself, as I age, to do this more frequently than just the proverbial
New Year Resolutions.
I think it is good to re-evaluate throughout the year.
~ to BE the Change you want to SEE in the world ~
With that said...
Today while I was perusing Pinterest to see what kind of crafty, kitchen goodness I could get myself into for the New Year...
I found many followers and friends of mine have pinned cross stitch patterns that are clearly copyright protected. Many of these come from a place that is an infringement website.
I think that this is just an oversight on many of my friends part.
Most of these pins are new designs, readily available by designers still trying to make an honest income through their work.
This is an example of one I found today....most will clearly have copyright information right on the pin.
MOST of these come from an infringing website with the address:
There have been many designers that have quit the business because of the their work being stolen in this way. Why continue if people are going to steal bread from their table? I can understand how upsetting/how disappointing this would be to them.
go through your Pinterest pins. Please delete those that are obvious infringements. Turn in pins to Pinterest officials by reporting the pin.
I don't want to see designers that I love leave this industry.
PLEASE be an advocate!
Until next time...
let's together BE the change we want to SEE...
Hugs in stitches,