Sometime about a year ago, I was doing lots of sketching and drawing for my next range of pouches and cushions, and I drew this Pacman illustration.
I really liked it, so I digitally coloured it and had a sample printed, and it looked fabulous.... but then I started to question it.
Some corporation somewhere in the world owns the Intellectual Property rights to Pacman.
I don't think I have the right to use their intellectual property (even if it is my own hand drawn illustration) and I certainly don't have their permission.
So, over the holidays, I was reading blogs and the Spoonflower Top Ten Indie Fabric Designers and Top Fifty Fabric Designs for 2011 were announced....
Mock Pacman 2.0 fabric by pixeldust
.....and this was the 7th most popular fabric!
So... in your opinion - do you think I should be able to print my drawing and sell pouches and cushions with my design, or do you think I'm stepping over the Intellectual Property boundaries?