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osOpinion: Copyright and patterns: stitching up grandma

Aug 08, 2000, 07:20 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Xavier Basora)

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"I came across an article from Barra punto that just made me shake my head. It seems that the cross-stitching companies have decided to go after a group of 10 grandmothers because they trade patterns via e-mail. Yeah, the companies want to stitch up grandma for violating copyright. Going after grandma is such a brilliant PR strategy, to recoup those lost profits measured in hundreds of dollars, that I think it should be expanded to include the infirm and the kids."

"Free legal advice to all companies: LIGHTEN UP!"

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