Designs have been digitized from my own paintings. royalty free purchased designs or public domain graphics. When you purchase or download designs, the ownership of the design stitch files and related graphic files are retained by the digitizer. The digitized embroidery designs are protected under Federal copyright law called the Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). All parties should be aware that, under the DMCA, claimants who make misrepresentations concerning copyright infringement may be liable for damages incurred as a result of the removal or blocking of the material, court costs, and attorneys fees. If a party should allege copyright infringement, that party must provide all of the following information when providing notice of the claimed copyright infringement:

A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;

Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity. Information reasonably sufficient to permit the owner of the website to contact the person alleging to be the copyright owner, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address;

A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

For more details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. 512(c)(3).