Copyright Law

Now that you are getting your creative spirit going with gourds, you need to be aware of copyright laws. When looking for an idea to use on a gourd, be sure that you have permission for its use.

Some of the magazines and books I have state that the pattern is to be for personal use only, while others allow the pattern to be used as a design on your project and sold at craft fairs and bazaars. The pattern itself is not allowed to be printed and sold though.

Remember: all work is legally copyrighted even if it doesn't have the © symbol or state "Copyright" on it.