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DaisyTrail Digikits - now with extended commercial rights!

Posted: 26th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Hi everyone,

Since 2008 when we first started creating digikits to go with our crafting software, we have often received queries regarding the commercial use of our kits.

DaisyTrail veterans will know that we have revised our License Agreement a couple of times to try and meet the needs of our customers, with the most recent version offering Angel Use for all our kits.

Well, further to this, I'm pleased to say that we have now decided to offer our customers extended commercial rights when using any DaisyTrail or CraftArtist branded digikits.

This excludes the free kits and any kits created by our third parties. DaisyTrail free kits are still covered by the Angel Policy.

In a nutshell, this means that:

• You may incorporate any of the digikit contents into an original work to publish, display, distribute and commercially exploit in any media.
• You may not sell the Digital Content available in any form detached from the Original Work.

To make these terms clear, we thought it might be an idea to answer some FAQ's that you can keep on file:

1.    Can I create my own digikits to sell or give away for free using the CraftArtist or DaisyTrail kits?

As the creators of the graphics, Serif and DaisyTrail own the copyright for them and we do not permit the distribution of them as individual items in any form (this would include, for example, providing a download to an individual element on your website, or creating a page of stickers using the graphics to sell). You can, however, use the graphics as part of a design (original work) to sell or distribute in any form.

2.    Can I use the digikits to create items like cards, templates or party crafts to sell?

Yes. You can now create an unlimited number of physical or digital items like cards to sell with our digikits. You may also get those items professionally printed if you wish. You cannot provide those designs as separate graphics to another person, however. For example, you could design a wedding invitation and have it professionally printed, but you cannot give the separate elements of the invitation to your client.

3.    Can I use the digikits to create items such as leaflets, web banners or brochures for the promotion of my business?

Yes. You can use our digikits to promote your business in any form. You may also get those items professionally printed if you wish. However, you cannot use the graphics as part of your business branding or trademarks and you cannot distribute individual graphics to a third party. They must be part of an original work as a flattened image (e.g., a JPEG).

4.    If I create something using the graphics from a digikit, does that mean I own the copyright for it?

No. We retain the copyright on all graphics created and sold by us as we are the original creator of them.

5.    Can I use the graphics from a kit on my website or blog?

Yes. There are restrictions on this however: the graphics must be contained within a flattened image (for example, a JPEG), and they cannot be made available for download separately or sold.

6.    Can I use the graphics to create my company logo or trademark?

No. You cannot use the graphics in any way to form part of your business branding.
As with all License Agreements, ours does contain more terms, so I would advise you read it fully before using the kits in a commercial sense.


Click here to view a PDF of our new End User License Agreement (EULA). This is accepted by you when installing any of our digikits. This new EULA applies to all our DaisyTrail or CraftArtist branded digikits from now on (including old kits which contain an older version of this agreement).

If there is anything you are not sure of, please contact our DaisyTrail support team for advice.

Thanks,
Jo

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Win a subscription to a craft mag of your choice!

Posted: 18th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Happy Monday everyone Laughing

We've got an exciting competition for you to enter today. Our friends at Practical Publishing are giving you the chance to win a year's subscription to a craft magazine of your choice!

If you win, you can choose which one of these magazines you'd like a subscription for: Simply Homemade, Complete Cardmaking, Simply Cards & Papercraft and Crafty Magazine.

If you'd like to win one of these subscriptions, visit www.ppjump.co.uk/foursubs and fill in your details to be entered into the prize draw. You have until 29th March 2013.

Visit http://www.practicalpublishing.co.uk/our-publications for more information on the magazines.

Good luck!
Jo

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WIN! Hobbycrafts tickets!

Posted: 4th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

*This competition is to win tickets to a UK craft show - please do not enter if you cannot attend the show*

Hi everyone,

As you might have heard, we are exhibiting at the Hobbycrafts Show, Birmingham NEC, 21-24 March 2013.

At the show we will have our BIGGEST EVER CRAFTARTIST SALE - featuring digikits for just £1! We've also got 15 golden tickets to find at the show - each one making you an instant winner of amazing prizes like digital cameras, digikits and signed artwork!

So, if you are free to attend the show and would like to win a pair of tickets, all you have to do is:

- Design a 12 x 12 scrapbook
- Theme: nature

We will pick 6 winners on Monday 11th March at 9am GMT, so make sure you get your entry in before then!

The challenge can be found here. Enter your scrapbook by uploading your entry to DaisyTrail, then clicking the 'Share this project' link on the right hand side. You should then see 'Challenges' - choose the 'WIN! Hobbycrafts Tickets' challenge and click OK.

Good luck!
Jo

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Winners of the Brannigan Bear challenge!

Posted: 4th February 2013   Category: DaisyTrail News   By: jogaskin

Morning everyone, and happy February :)

It's time to announce the winners of the Brannigan Bear competition!
So, in no particular order, our 3 winners are:

soulneversleeps

hcd

and SunnyD!

Congratulations to you all, you have each won a copy of the Brannigan Bear DVD. Please message me to claim your prize!

Thanks,
Jo

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