Monday, March 15, 2010

Copyright Infringement by Fabric Company???

Kimberly Shaw is an artist who designs and sells greeting cards primarily featuring teacup and teapot themes. Last year she was flabbergasted when a customer said she had just bought fabric (Victoria's Tea Room) that she recognized as being created from Kimberly's designs and congratulated her on being able to license it. Kimberly had not.

Fabri-Quilt, the company in question, has refused to acknowledge any infringement. Read Kimberly's account, compare her artwork (she provides many examples) to the fabric in question. Think about whether this could happen to you...

http://kimberlyshaw.typepad.com/my_weblog/protecting-.html

You may also want to revisit an earlier post about a free e-book:

2 comments:

kimberlyshaw said...

I can't even begin to tell you what your support means to me. Thank you so much. You've really been a timely blessing!

Hugs, Kim

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Glad to give it Kimberly. What has happened to you is unconscionable. All artists should be concerned. Textile artists in particular should be horrified. I hope that you continue to pursue justice in this matter and wish you all the best in that endeavor.

Gwen