Copyright for Crafters and Artists

cover art for Know Your Rights: Copyright 101 for Jewelry ArtistsDid you know that April 26th was World Intellectual Property Day? To celebrate and raise awareness of such an important issue, Interweave released a free ebook for crafters and artists – Know Your Rights: Copyright 101.

“Most people think of pirated movies or music when they hear about copyright violations,” says Eunny Jang, editor of Interweave Knits magazine. “But we answer questions about copyright for crafters, artists, designers, and authors every day—copyright and other intellectual property issues are a big deal in the DIY marketplace, where the “I can do that!” spirit and respect for original, independent design and authorship need to coexist peacefully.”

This exciting free 10-page ebook is available for download at Interweave’s online communities for artists and crafters.

“Ultimately, copyright is about protecting the creative process, ensuring that the creator of a work can benefit from that work,” adds Jang. “Our goal at Interweave is to educate our consumers about what copyright is, and why it matters—and to give authors, artists, and designers everywhere the tools they need to protect their own rights so they can continue to create new works and share them with the public.”