All the images on this site are copyrighted by me, Verity Freebern, unless otherwise noted. They may not be reproduced in any way for commercial usage without my explicit consent. Licensing inquiries should be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and more information can be found on my portfolio site, verityfreebern.com.
I’m happy for you to link to this site or reproduce one of the patterns on your website as long as you include a credit and the copyright info: ©Verity Freebern.
I’ve had a number of people ask me if I’m concerned that my patterns will be copied without my knowledge or consent. The short answer is yes, of course–all artists worry that someone unethical will copy and profit from their work, and it does happen. However, I strongly believe that information and art should be free–not free like no money, but free like freedom. There is an organization called Creative Commons that is working to ensure that artists have their rights protected while still being able to show and promote their work. You can see the details of my Creative Commons license here.
Artists throughout history have publicly exhibited their original works, and have influenced one another and gained inspiration and insight. The ease of digital transference of information takes this public exhibition to another level, but I believe that what we gain by being able to share our ideas outweighs the risks of that sharing.