How To Foil Internet Pirates

When needlepointers use the Internet to get cross-stitch patterns for free, you know copyright theft is getting out of hand. The Los Angeles Times recently reported that needlepointers are downloading patterns from various illegal Web sites instead of paying for pattern books. Needlepoint designers and their publishers are predictably outraged, while many of the downloaders say they don't understand what the fuss is all about. "Why shouldn't friends help each other out and save a little bit of money?" asks one.

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