Rules for Legal Use of Our Copyrighted Patterns

Rules for the Legal Use of our Copyrighted Patterns

A Message from the President of Wardell Publications Inc.

Dear Glass Artisan:

First let me say a heart felt thank you to all the wonderful glass crafters who have purchased and used Wardell Publications books since 1983. I know it sounds trite, but we truly couldn’t have done it without your support. As you know, we are in the business of publishing and distributing stained glass books of Instruction, books of full-size patterns, and books of designs intended to inspire your own creativity.

It has come to our attention that there is a good deal of confusion on the part of many of our customers pertaining to the correct and legal use of our copyrighted patterns and inspirational designs. After a review of the copyright statements found in the front of all our books as well as that found in other publishers titles, I can understand why this confusion exists. The publishing community has not done a very good job of clearly defining just exactly what we expect you to do with our books and what the copyright limitations are. Hopefully we can now set the record straight and end this confusion once and for all, at least as far as Wardell Publications Inc. books are concerned. I have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions on copyright that you may find interesting and enlightening.

I’m sure you can understand that we are particularly sympathetic to the subject of International copyright laws. Without this set of guidelines, and the adherence to them by people like you, we would not be able to carry on our business and most importantly we would not be able to compensate our authors for their artistic efforts. Everyone at Wardell Publications including the authors we represent, want you to know that we appreciate your honesty, decency, and protection of our copyright entitlements.

Below you will find a sample of the statement of Copyright that is printed in the front pages of all our books (or is similar to this statement). You will also find a link to our Commercial Production policy and our Commercial production permission request forms. These stated policies and the request forms apply only to Wardell Publications Inc. products and may not reflect the policy of other publishers. Please be sure to refer to the copyright and production policies of other publishers to ascertain their individual requirements.

Once again we thank you for your honesty, loyalty and support of our products.

Randy Wardell

President Wardell Publications Inc.



Sample Statement of Copyright for a Wardell Publications Inc Book

[Book Title] is Copyright © [year] by Wardell Publications, Inc.

All Designs, Drawings and Photographs are Copyright © [year] by [Designers Name]

[Book Title] is published by Wardell Publications, Inc. with permission from the copyright owner. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form, for any reason or by any means, whether re-drawn, enlarged or otherwise altered including mechanical, photocopy, digital storage & retrieval or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing from both the copyright owner and the publisher. The text, layout and designs presented in this book, as well as the book in its entirety, are protected by the copyright laws of the United States (17 U.S.C. 101 et seq.) and similar laws in other countries.

Wardell Publications, Inc. in partnership with the copyright owner [Designers Name] grants limited permission to produce a derivative work from the designs contained in this book for personal use only (not for commercial resale), provided that the production quantity does not exceed more than one (1) unit derived from any design contained herein. Commercial production of works based in whole or in part upon the designs contained in this book is strictly forbidden without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Please consult the copyright section of our website for more information.

Scanning, uploading and/or distribution of this book, or any designs or photographs contained herein, in whole or part (whether re-drawn, re-photographed or otherwise altered) via the Internet, CD, DVD, E-zine, photocopied hand-outs, or any other means (whether offered for free or for a fee) without the expressed written permission from both the copyright owner and the publisher is illegal and punishable by law.

The copyright owner and publisher of this book appreciate your honesty and integrity and ask that you do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted material. Be sure to purchase (or download) only authorized material.

We thank you for your support.