Copyright info

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 verityfreebern@gmail.com, 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.

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6 Responses to “Copyright info”

  1. Molly Lee Says:

    Wow! I just found you! Gorgeous work! I really love your generosity in sharing your beautiful patterns!

    I am possibly considering using something of yours (not sure what yet — there’s so much to look at!) for a set of anniversary invitations I’m working on for my in-laws. I haven’t worked with any of them yet, but I thought I’d best check with you to make sure that this would be okay with you.

    This is the beginning of the invitation: http://mollyleecards.blogspot.com/2010/05/record-invitation.html

    I am going to look for something that will work as a background pattern for the supplementary materials (rsvp card, etc) to kind of tie everything together.

    If you would prefer that I not, it’s totally okay — I’m in the beginning exploratory stages anyway — but if you don’t mind, let me know! I’d be very happy, of course, to credit your site and link back from the blog….

    Thanks again! You’re an inspiration!

    Molly

  2. Penn Says:

    Hi I posted some of your fruits and veggie patterns on my blog but yes I added your link for your credit already. Great site, great patterns.

  3. Sara Says:

    I’m a pixel artist, would it be alright for me to use your patterns? I’ll credit you of course, and it is completely now profit, it’s just a hobby of mine.

  4. Sara Says:

    Oops! Completely non-profit, not now profit, sorry!

  5. chae Says:

    hi.. I am a personal phone case maker, and really love your fruit patterns, if you allow me to use your fruit patterns, i will credit you for sure

  6. Julia Says:

    Hello!
    I love your work, it’s absolutely lovely! For a school art project, I was wondering if it would be alright to use part one of your designs as inspiration and credit you on the piece of art? I will not be profiting financially in any way. Let me know!
    Thank you so much!

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