Sprik Space Freebie Designs are available for your PERSONAL USE ONLY.

Commercial use without my permission is plagiarism and theft.
If you are interested in purchasing a non-exclusive COMMERCIAL USE LICENSE, you can find more details here..

Copyright © 2016 Sprik Space

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

It's time...

I love seeing the projects that you all accomplish using my free printable designs.  Seriously – it makes the long days with a whining toddler so.much.brighter!  I’ve been highlighting them on the Sprik Space Facebook page for all to see.  I’m honored that you like them enough to display in your homes, to give them as gifts, and to reinterpret them in so many creative ways.  It blows me away!

That being said, I suppose the only thing disheartening about this whole journey is seeing my printables being used without permission in a commercial format... typically in an Etsy store somewhere.  Just because you alter them by changing the colors and/or sizes (easy to do in Photoshop), doesn’t make them your designs.  Lately, I’ve seen a lot of the Pattern Pieces series pop up as backgrounds to party invitations and printables or birth announcements listed for sale on Etsy.  Seeing someone else monetarily profit off of my hard work, without my permission, makes me sick inside.  Every time this type of “theft” happens, I end up reconsidering why I bother offering freebies at all.

Since I began doing printables and offering them for free, I’ve always held that my designs are for your PERSONAL use only.  I have granted the use of them commercially on a few occasions, but ONLY WITH PERMISSION.  You can read more of my disclaimer details and frequently-asked-questions here.

As of today, I am now offering Commercial Use Licenses on my designs. 

Commercial Use Licenses

Two types are available, as detailed above.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

imageCommercial License Terms
This license is intended for small businesses only.   
Unless a commercial license is purchased, Sprik Space designs may only be used for PERSONAL use. 

If you would like to use any of my designs as a way of making money, then I ask that you purchase a commercial license.

You may not claim these designs as your own either in their original state, or in an altered state.  If selling your products online, I ask that credits to me be given on your website: “Graphics created by Sprik Space at sprik.blogspot.com and used with commercial license.”

You may not produce items for mass distribution containing my designs.  Once again, this license is intended for small businesses only.

If you are interested in using any of my designs COMMERCIALLY, please contact me here.

Terms subject to change without notification.

Prior to this announcement, if you have been using any of my designs commercially, no hard feelings… just please contact me ASAP to purchase a Commercial License.  Thank you!



Kelsey said...

Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry that this has been happening to you and am glad that you're doing something about it :) I have so enjoyed using your free prints and cannot thank you enough for them! Your hard work is much appreciated!!

Hayley said...

aimee... i hope i'm not an offender. i'm kinda dumb though, so if i have - please let me know. i don't think i have been - i've only used them personally, but who knows.

i have loved your stuff. thank you so much for sharing!!!

Nomers said...

I am very appreciative of your creativity and generosity!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Megan B ♥ said...

Oh, Aimee, I'm so sorry that has happened. SO LAME!!! You know how I feel about other people profiting off things I offer for free....

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

I am so glad you are doing this - it's well past time! I see your pattern pieces EVERYWHERE and hate seeing people take advantage of something like this. I hope those that are profiting will buy your license - that's a great deal! Best of luck to you! :)

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