Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sackboy Debate Continues...

To date I have received some lovely emails (and one or two slightly demanding ones!), from people looking to see if I have a pattern for my Sackboy's.

We all know that Sackboy is copyright material, and we cant sell the patterns or the toys, but the debate on whether or not we can give out the patterns for free is still raging.

Personally, I dont think it should be a problem, I'd love to give away my pattern. Its the first proper pattern I have ever written, and its been lovely having people say they like my Sackboy and Sackgirl and would like to make it. But, personaly, I am not willing to take on the Wrath of Sony. We've all heard about the Dr Who scarf incident....

Here are some suggestions of what I think they should do...
  • Post officially approved patterns and links on the LBG blog/website
  • Have a competition for the best patterns.
  • Have a competition for the best Sackboys and auction them off for charity
  • Give a silent nod that even if we wont get official approval to giving away patterns, we wont be hunted down...
  • Make everyone who wants to give away a pattern write something on their patterns to say they cant be sold in anyway
If you have made a Sackboy or would like inspiration check out the Home-made Sackboy group on Flickr

2 comments:

Heather Wardell said...

I have to admit I don't know what Sackboys are (sorry!) but they definitely are cute!

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Heather

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

Those are excellent suggestions. Corporate crapola stink!