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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cabinets - and the TOUs from hell…

Hi all,

Plans are made to be changed - or something like that. My plan for today’s freebie was much different than the actual result.

The other day Scrappin’ Cop had the greatest cabinet template as her freebie and I have played around with it ever since. And today you get one of the many results from my “play date”: A wood cabinet, cabin style, one empty and one filled with lovely things representing travels (not my personal travels but still…). My plan was that along with the two cabinets you would get all the things from the filled one as separate png elements so you could make your own cabinet. But then the TOUs from hell spoiled it all…!

Maybe some of you who also design or maybe one with a law degree can explain this to me:

I go to one of the many stores online and buy a CU Mix with lovely things in it. When I get it unzipped and read the TOU it says something like “.. my items can be passed forward only as altered designs..”. Hmmm, I totally get that when it comes to overlays, papers, templates and other “designer resources”, but elements…? For example - take the old camera in today’s cabinet. How in the world am I supposed to alter that..? Colour it pink, make it triangular or maybe turn it into a brand new Sony camera?

And then there is the other one: “.. my CU products can NOT be used as freebies”. WHAT??? OK, so I can make money from your product, but give it away for free, NOOOOO. I just don’t get it!

"Oh, but please give credit to me no matter how you use my products". That somehow always OK, and something they can all agree on!

Anyway, that is the reason why you have to take today’s freebie without the separate elements - I’m simply not allowed to give them to you. I hope you can still find some use for it.

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See you soon?





10 comments:

Yvonne Russell said...

Thank you for all that you do and for going to so much trouble. Love this image. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

your cabinet looks great , nice wood & texture , and thanks for offering 2 versions , great flexibility of use

Linda said...

Hello and Thank you for this cabinet...

Sim said...

Hello Trine!
What a complicated world those of digiscrap!
Sorry for your troubles...Happily, you have fun anyway!
Sure, seen you soon!
Friendly. Sim.

Lisa said...

Your design (altered?) is gorgeous and I just appreciate the time and effort you put into it! Thank you so much!

Judy said...

Thank you for all your hard work on this freebie. It is greatly appreciated.

fl_connie said...

This is lovely - you filled it very well! thanks!

Célia Costa (Celly) said...

Thanks so much for this lovely freebie !!
Sorry for your troubles.

marsie55 said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful cabinet (filled and unfilled). I'm so worried that I will upset somebody with all the TOU's I don't show any of my layouts etc to anyone, except if I make a birthday card or some such! It is a shame, but I understand that some people will take advantage if there is a loophole somewhere .. it is just the way of the world; and I enjoy myself anyway! Thanks again! xxx

5Star Digital Scrapbooking said...

Thanks for the freebie. I'd like to invite you to promote your site on our Digital Scrapbooking Topsite. Hope to see you there!