Loc: Hialeah, Florida
|Posted: 1/4/2013 11:53:17 AM|
I tried to find PC Crafters and realized that not even the website is up anymore. It takes you to Cricut, but there is nothing about Hugware in the Cricut site, that I could find. Does anyone know who owns the rights to Hugware now? I have a lot of sets that I purchased years ago and now I don't know if I can share them, or sell stuff with it or what.
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|Posted: 1/4/2013 12:33:53 PM|
I would contact Provo Craft and find out if they still hold the rights.
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|Posted: 1/4/2013 3:37:45 PM|
What is hug ware?
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|Posted: 1/5/2013 6:53:14 AM|
PC took down PcCrafter two years ago. I was a Hug girl. To my understanding the artists still own the copyrights to all hugware. I really don't think PC will be able to answer the question if you call them since all the original pcCrafter staff are gone or have moved on to a different Cricut area.
Most of the artists are over at Aimee Asher. Laurie Furnell has her own site too. I know she will have a definite answer. A couple of the original HugSisters started their own forum: http://z15.invisionfree.com/HugSisters/index.php. You do have to sign up but they can give you a definite answer too.
I do know some of the artists released their collections under new stores like Aimee Asher. Hope that helps.
I think a couple of the HugSisters post over here so hopefully they will see this thread.
|Posted: 7/24/2013 11:05:08 AM|
HugWare or PC Crafter Clip art collections were sold from 2000 through mid 2011. Then the shopping cart capability of the site went off line and nothing could be purchased via the website. The website itself went off line in 2012. For those not familiar with pccrafter - it sold clip art sets by wonderful artists, the 30 piece clipart sets were known as Creatables. They also sold larger sets, known as Cardables and Scrapables. Provo Craft also put out CD collections called HugWare - which usually had over 100 graphics on them. Provo Craft started out selling the CDs in stores such as Michaels. Then in 2000 they opened a website for selling Clip art collections in downloadable format - that was pccrafter.com. Soon they also began a Monthly Club, known as the Hug Club. If you were a member - you would recieve 2 Creatable clip art sets, Scrapbook Toppers, printable Candy Bar Wrappers, Home Helpers which included Calendars, Note paper, Recipe Cards, and the Club members also got a set of printable themed Paper Dolls. The site also had a very active Message Board Community. The gals who joined in on the boards nick-named themselves "Hug Sisters". They shared the crafts that they made with the many graphics / clip art collections they had purchased. Many over the years formed lasting friendships, there were occasional meetups throughout the USA. Also several of the Artists were active on the Message Board. I personally count some of them now as "Friends". Most of the artists no longer sell downloadable Clip art online. But a select few - the popular Laurie Furnell, Tammy DeYoung, Gina Jane, and Shelly Comiskey and a couple of others still do. **Note that the artists are actively engaged in trying to stop the rampant digital piracy and illegal file sharing and disregard of TOU. It's why most have decided to stop or discontinue in the digital download part of the business of offering their art work. Please remember always that the artists own the copyright of their art and NO former PC Crafter Artist would permit usage of their art that is against the TOU or Angel Policy that was in place when the art work was sold (or even offered for Free via pccrafter) Hug Sisters have a Alumni page on Facebook and a Message Board on InvisionFree - where they still carry on their online friendships and also share their "crafty ideas" and inspirations.
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|Posted: 7/24/2013 12:18:11 PM|
Have no idea what Hugware is but if it's hardware, a CD, etc., that you bought online or at a store, you can keep it, trash it, sell it or give it away at your convenience.
Any software or other IP stuff downloaded from the Internet is usually single use only.