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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fraud in the Fandom

It has come to our attention that there is a person or persons taking Fandom In Stitches patterns and redrawing* them almost line for line, posting them online and then claiming the patterns as original designs with no credit to FiS or the original designer(s), their websites or blogs.

Besides this being incredibly uncool, it is also fraudulent behavior.

Almost all FiS patterns are Copyright or Creative Commons, per each Designer's policy.

Fandom In Stitches wholeheartedly supports independent fandom designers, and we would, in fact, not exist without them. Our Designers spend hours, days and sometimes weeks tweaking and perfecting their designs before sharing them with the FiS community, all for free.

Fandom In Stitches only posts patterns with Designer permission and we do not now, nor will we ever post patterns based on an existing designed without the express permission of the original designer.

Designers, if your work has been reposted without permission, then I have already contacted you. If you suspect that your work has been fraudulently copied and reposted, please contact FiS Admin as soon as possible.

Thank you to those diligent Fandom In Stitches readers that let us know of this unfortunate happening. We have no intention of acknowledging the person or persons responsible here on FiS. We have no desire to create more of a stir, but we do want our fans to be aware of the situation.

For more about Fandom In StitchesDesigners and to visit their blogs and websites, visit the Designer page.

If you have concerns about the content of this post, please contact us.

*This post was edited on May 17, 2012 to clarify the meaning of "redrafting." previously used in place of "redrawing."