Nope, I’m not talking baseball. I’m talking pattern theft. In fact, I’m tired of being vague, so here are the facts!
1) Crafty_Critters@yahoogroups.com is the group involved.
2) email@example.com The owner of this email is the person who shared within this group
3) She shared two patterns – and this is a repeat offense – the first time I’m aware of 25 of my most popular patterns were shared taking literally hundreds of dollars of revenue away.
I want one, just one person who steals patterns to come forth and say they’d like to work for free. I doubt one of them would. In fact, money means so much to these people they are willing to steal inexpensive patterns for the purpose of pleasure. It’s not like they’re stealing bread and milk to feed their hungry children and it’s not like this is something they need in order to survive. Yet, they have the audacity to steal patterns and think they are above the law and those little inconvenient words that say; “copyright…” have no meaning to them. It’s just words.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again; I can’t help but wonder what kind of families these people come from. Did their parents teach them to steal. And what kind of example are they setting for their children. Stealing is stealing plain and simple. Only the law put emphasis on the amount of the theft and determine if it’s petty or grand. To me it’s grand because it represents hours and hours of hard work and time and money to take a ball of thread and an antique steel hook handed down to me from my mom to create and put this pattern online and keep it online. So you’re not just stealing a pattern, you’re stealing my time, my money, my work, my talent and my income.