Decoupage sounds like a fairly innocent method used in making crafts, but even there online sellers can get in trouble, as revealed in the Dear Rich Blog, which presents interesting legal questions from its readers.
A recent letter to "Dear Rich," highlights the pitfall into which artisan sellers may fall. The seller asks Rich if it's okay to buy sheet music online, print it out, and incorporate it into customizable gifts through decoupage (pasting paper onto an object in a collage).
As with many legal and intellectual property issues, the answer isn't simple. Rich points to several court decisions that show cases can ... Read More