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Can Beading Magazine Claim Copyright in Geometric Pattern?

DR_BeadsQuestion: A beading magazine has lots of instructions for making beaded jewelry designs that are purely geometric. The magazine tells readers that they can only use these designs for gifts or personal use (but not to sell). Can the magazine stop me from selling jewelry based on these designs?

Answer: We think you can probably sell the designs without incident but our response depends on the uniqueness and novelty of the patterns. Continue reading