I am certainly tardy in reading your post, but I appreciate you calling attentions to these topics and the link. As a Librarian, I am aware of the "Fair Use Doctrine" that permits the distribution of small parts of copyrighted materials under certain (and fairly codified) conditions. But this is still a broad (and convoluted) topic--along with the vagaries of Trademark and Patents--so kudos to you for calling it to our attention. *Note*: If you're not familiar with the "Fair Use Doctrine" it's worth a read, especially if you feel you may want to copy or distribute material by another artist/author at some point.
If you would like a link or two, I would be happy to provide some for you. Best wishes and happy folding, *Paul S. Hoffman *(Nebraska) * <origamihak...@gmail.com>paulshoffman.wixsite.com/origamihakken <http://paulshoffman.wixsite.com/origamihakken> *(origami) *new* *paulshoffman.wixsite.com/paul <http://paulshoffman.wixsite.com/paul> * (photography) On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 10:20 AM Laura R <lauraroz...@gmail.com> wrote: > Sometimes I feel like The New York Times is reading my mind. There are > articles like this one that target to my questions (no matter how many > times I look for information on “copyright”, “trademark”, etc.) It may not > prevent my forgetting of the differences (they slip from my brain after a > few days), but it’s helpful, anyway. For origami artists, I believe it’s > worth reading. > > > https://www.nytimes.com/article/copyrights-trademarks-patents.html?algo=identity&fellback=false&imp_id=304404760&imp_id=522037532&action=click&module=Smarter%20Living&pgtype=Homepage