Dawn Bibby makes a statement on the alleged Johanna Basford ‘s designs copyright as she promises to update crafters \ customers on the outcome.
You can read the previous post here. http://craftersengagement.com/2019/04/copyright-wars-create-and-craft-tv-puts-a-sold-out-on-all-craft-buddy-painted-cushions-after-a-crafter-questions-the-commercial-license-with-a-proof-of-the-commercial-usage-policy/
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Hi Everyone ,
It has been brought to my attention that some of the artwork for the range of cushions I launched from Craft Buddy may be from a UK designer .
As I said in the show I spotted this company on a previous buying trip and fell in love with the concept and designs and Craft Buddy purchased the range .
They did ask about the artwork and were told that the factory that manufactured them owned the designs rights.
We bought from the company in good faith . We are now looking into this and have now challenged the manufacturer and written to the designer to clarify the position . Craft Buddy have asked Create and Craft to remove them from the site until we are happy no infringement has taken place .
Being a designer myself I would not be at all happy if my designs were copied and I am well aware of any upset this may cause . So please be reassured we are taking this seriously and making sure that Joanna Bansford is fully aware of the position .
I will certainly update you all when we know the true position.
Thank you all for your concern
Copyright Wars: “I can confirm that Create and Craft are investigating this internally” Shelley from Create and Craft TV replies as Create and Craft TV allegedly put a sold out on all Craft Buddy Painted Cushions after a crafter questions the commercial license with a proof of the commercial usage policy and also credit not being given to designer Johanna Basford for her artwork