All Image files on this website are the intellectual property of Butler's Country Knit Shop
Please don't copy photographs (.JPGs), graphic files (GIFs), animations, patterns,
or any other works of authorship without specific, written permission.
DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE USING ANY OF OUR THINGS?
In this Internet environment it's common to just copy things for one's own use.
Even with very clever programming it's not possible to prevent all of it, and for private use, we
don't even want to. That's not what copyrights are about.
We spend considerable time and effort (not to speak of the expensive software and equipment used), to build our website
and its graphics. There are no 'copyright police'. If somebody uses our material, WE have to ask them to stop.
In most cases, they don't know where it comes from. Only a few come here and take files right from this site. Then they give them
away to other website builders as free graphics. Even then, some may not know they're doing anything wrong. The Internet has taught us
that things like that are free. All we want is to ask people to voluntarily recognize our legal claim to our intellectual property.
Use your browser's back button to return to the page you were looking at.
We quote the following because of some public confusion about what Copyrights are and who owns them.
About the Berne Convention
The United States of America, along with 96 other countries or regions, subscribes to the Berne Convention for copyright rules and regulations. Under Berne, an artist owns the copyright for life, and the artist's estate retains the rights for another 75 years after the artist's death, not to exceed a total of 100 years. In addition, an artist is no longer required to put a copyright © mark on a work or to register the work.
About public domain
Content that is not copyrighted is in the public domain. Material usually comes into the public domain in one of three ways:
The copyright expires. Most content that is more than 100 years old is out of copyright. While a work, such as a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, may be in the public domain, individual performances of that work are not. For example, though "H.M.S. Pinafore" is in the public domain, you would be violating the copyright of the Acme Gilbert and Sullivan Society if you used a video of their 1995 production of that work without their permission.
The artist (or the artist's estate) releases the content rights to the public.
The material is owned by the U.S. government and is available to the public. Most United States government items are in the public domain, for example, NASA video content.
The above is exerpted from the copyright notice in the Microsoft Corporation's Windows Movie Maker software, ©2000-2001 Microsoft Corporation