Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cross Stitch Copyright Infringement Site

I was reading someone's stitching blog--don't know how I arrived upon it, but they mentioned this site:

It's set up solely to allow (cheap) access to hundreds of cross stitch designs. It has Dimensions, Prairie Schooler, Bent Creek,  Sampler Girl, Blue Ribbon, Long Dog--you name it, it's probably scanned in and entered on here.

Some of the Prairie Schooler charts I recognize as rare ones.

I don't have time at the moment to email these designers, maybe they already know about this.

I'm wondering why the designers cannot act as did the people who stopped the free music file-sharing, and get the site blocked, banned or something. Maybe the designers could collectively ask the site's internet web host service/ISP provider to shut it down.It seems to be hosted/originate in Asia.

1 comment:

sara-moon said...

HI. Just for info: I manage the business affairs of the artist, Sara Moon who has a sole contract with Lanarte for the manufacture of Cross Stitch patterns. I went to chcross in 2010 and made a cease and desist request to all 'members' posting Sara Moon patterns. The next day I went back to the site to see if anything had been done only to find that my IP address had been BANNED from entry!! I wrote to the company by email to to be completely ignored on several occasions. There are now OVER 30 Sara Moon pattern on the site and I feel helpless to stop it! Not even Lanarte have had any success trying to reason with these people! This activity is totally illegal of course, but doing something positive about it is quite another story.!