(stitching and tab by Robin Carlton)
So, what is okay and what is not okay? We wanted to help our new friends (and some old ones too 😉 ) understand, so you don’t unintentionally do anything illegal.
Can I give FREE digital scrapbook supplies to friends/family? No. The reasons sites and designers offer free products is to help promote their sites and designs. If you want to share them with your friends, send them a link to the page/site that has the download (do not link directly to the download itself, especially if it is hosted on a file sharing site such as 4shared).
Can I send links to free products included in a newsletter? No. Usually designers offer this as a benefit to their newsletter subscribers only, so honor that and tell your friends to sign up for the newsletter instead.
Can I give people my login information for a store and have them download the products themselves? No. This means that two people are getting the products for the price of one. It is the same as going into a store and paying for one item and stealing one for your friend.
Can I transfer my files to a friend or family member’s computer? No…usually. Some designers are okay with people that are family members AND (not or) living in the same house, using digital supplies on more than one computer, when in doubt it is always a good idea to email the designer.