I was looking at the thread about the crochet bookmark. I thought it was gorgeous so I decided to make one for myself. As I was browsing a local online auction site for the crochet thread to make it with, I happened to come across somebody selling these exact bookmarks for profit. As far as I know, the profit is for personal use and not for any charity (at least it says nothing about charity anywhere in the auction).
I know that the person who has the pattern listed on her blog specifically asks that they are not sold for personal profit, and I think it’s morally wrong that somebody would do that. Technically, the pattern is protected under intellectual property laws, isn’t it?
I’ve left a comment to the person who owns the blog (and presumably the pattern) that gives them a link to the page where the person is selling them for profit. If it were me that owned the pattern, I’d be pretty annoyed if somebody did that. It’s bound to happen, I guess - seeing as how it’s posted on the internet. But still… I just think it’s wrong.
I’m just venting, I guess… Things like that annoy me.