Can free products offered online be used for commercial purposes? 1 Answers as of May 19, 2011

I am starting a company that makes jewelry and crocheted items and I was wondering if I use patterns from online sites posted as "free patterns" is that in violation of that company's rights? I find these posted on several websites and some say not for commercial use and others do not.

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Basically they are saying "we have the copyright in these patterns and will let you use them if they are not used commercially" Yes they can sue you if you use them commercially.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 5/19/2011
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