The software is a facilitator. All we are doing is typing to bring up designs digitized by someone else.
Before BX files existed, in order to create a design from alphabets purchased from a digitizer, we would have to merge in each individual DESIGN that happens to look like a letter, line them all up, adjust spacing etc. BX allows us to use alphabet design collections with the lettering tool – that is all. The result is the same as if we had manually merged each design and lined them up.
When a digitizer publishes a BX font, they have the opportunity to include copyright information so that we have it when we install the BX to conveniently use with our lettering tool. This information is displayed when you use a BX by going to the View > About Designs on this page. This is usually the same information that we get with EVERY design purchased from a professional digitizer.
If any of this sounds confusing to you, the very first thing I would do is contact the person that created the designs you are customizing and ASK THEM your questions about what you can or can not do with the designs that they have created. My rule of thumb – I look at the design in my software and ask myself did I digitize everything on this page? If no, its not my electronic information to sell or give away. period. Digitizing from artwork – whole other can of worms and not what I am talking about. I provided a link to www.IndieLaw.com for anyone interested in having a discussion and get legal advise on the topic of copyrights.
Not sure what a BX font is? Check out this post with video link.
Until next time – happy stitching!