I mean, I've actually refused money offerings because the design I used was created by a member of the tatting community and the pattern was free. I've directed them to the designs, but so many don't even know what tatting is or don't want to make it for themselves and then, if the designer doesn't have that pattern for sale... I mean, I actually feel bad for telling people, "No, you cannot buy it." And I really can't afford to just keep tatting and giving things for free, so I'm just wondering what YOUR take is on this whole copyright situation.
As an added note: I would NEVER offer anything for sale that I didn't design myself... I'm just talking about people asking, "How much do you want for that?" If you make it and share a picture and someone asks, just for that one thing, and you'll only be getting, say a buck for it to cover shipping and thread, is that really so wrong? I'm asking before doing because I hate that I have people wanting things that I just have lying around... ALSO, what if you use a free pattern for a different project? I mean, say it's offered online for free, but you're using for embellishment of a different project, possibly a completely different medium... What then?
Yeah, yeah, me with the questions. ALWAYS. I like to know what I can before I do anything to avoid any "bad" that could arise... So, what are YOUR thoughts?