Does the sites that sell licensed designs have to post it somewhere that they are licensed? If so, where or what would I look under to find that information?
Unfortunately it is a matter of buyer beware.
Anything Disney/nicelodeon and I think Pixar can only legally be purchased on brother cards or from the brother site - ibroidery as I said before, and can only be sewn on brother machines with the D in the model number.
Bernina have some peter rabbit, and I think some other licensed designs available on their design cards.
Any licensed designs found on other websites will not be legal.
Thank you. for you answer Jasanne.
Pooh bear are available on brother cards which should be available from your brother dealer or from http://www.ibroidery.com but you must have a brother machine with the D on the end, eg innovis 4000D to be able to sew the disney designs. They are the only 'legal' pooh bear designs available.
Thank you. Can they be converted using Wilcom or the Bernia software to the type of format that you need? Thank you for your response.
No. The licence agreement between brother and Disney is such that the designs can only be sewn on brother 'Disney' machines.
That doesn't seem quite fair to the rest of us does it. I don't have a brother machine and can't afford to get one just for these designs. Guess I will keep that in mind for the next machine I will get.
You can Google "Brother Disney card" to get dealers that sell them legally. They will be around $100 for a card. I think there is a site that sells them in singles legally too but I'm not sure which site that is.
Precious Moments you can get through Studio Bernina. Try a Google search for that too.
Thank you sewmom. I knew someone here would be able to tell me to look for. I just didn't know where to start.