With the popularity of Pinterest on the rise, I wanted to share something with you. The items that are pinned to boards are sometimes protected by copyright. It has become a huge problem for designers in our industry that find themselves again on the front line battling to retain their copyrights and their jobs.
Personally I do not mind if you share Little House finishes and pattern covers. Shops do it, bloggers do it, and I do it.
This first pin is perfectly ok with me.
The second photo shows what is NOT ok. It is a clear violation of the copyright. Before you pin a chart, look at it carefully to see if it says it is a free chart and can be distributed or if it has a copyright and maybe even a warning.
The industry thanks you and I thank you for continuing to educate yourself and others in this matter. And a HUGE thank-you to those who take their time to report the illegal pins to designers.