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Thursday, April 15, 2010

I *heart* Cricut a little less now

The new Cricut Cake machine is out now ... and the cake and craft worlds are brewing up a storm.  If you haven't been following the drama, it mostly consists of:
  • Linda McClure (cake decorator that pioneered cutting gum paste with Cricut) feels burned by ProvoCraft for treating her unfairly
  • ProvoCraft will charge licensing fees for those who want to sell cakes using their products
  • ProvoCraft is suing Make the Cut (MTC) for circumventing and encouraging others to circumvent their copyright
When I bought my Expression, I didn't do all my homework.  Well, I did all my homework on Cricut, but I failed to research alternative cutting machines.  I was unaware of the existence of other products and companies like CraftRobo, WishBlade, Creative Cutter, BossKut, etc.  I only knew of Cricut because that's what I saw in Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and JoAnne's.  Now I'm regretting my spontaneous purchase because I am displeased with ProvoCraft's behavior.

Luckily I don't do this for profit.  I will continue using my Cricut for all my personal projects in however many creative ways possible.  Let's just call this buyer's remorse.

LFMF (Learn from My Fail)


  1. wOW. Interesting development, that's really too bad.

  2. They changed the policy after everyone pitched a fit, and you can use the cartridges without worrying about licensing as long as it's a provocraft design, not a third-party design like Disney. :)

  3. What a rollercoaster of events! I've learned a lot about copyright laws in the last few days. Luckily I won't have to worry since I don't sell my work.


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