What is copyright?

Copyright laws provide exclusive legal rights of usage of an "original work of authorship" to the copyright holder. This protection is provided by the United States title 17, U.S. Code and other international laws. Anyone who violates copyright is subject to criminal penalties, fines, and the possible recovery of any loss of income or profit suffered by the copyright holder due to the infringement. An infringer is also potentially liable for attorneys' fees and statutory damages.

All New Earth Designs patterns are protected by international copyright laws and ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED. Artwork, digital images, projects, text and patterns contained in any product on this website are not to be downloaded or copied without permission.

Purchasing or obtaining a pattern does not give the end user any of the rights granted to the copyright holder. The copyright owner has the exclusive right:

  • To reproduce the work in copies.
  • To prepare derivative works based upon the work.
  • To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending.
  • To display the copyrighted work publicly.

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