Originally Posted by Birdiechic
is it illegal to claim you have copyright when you don't?
No. There are certain advantages to purchasing a copyright, however if you WRITE something such as a tutorial you are automatically protected under copyright laws if it is an original work.
They just do not apply to designs or color combos, only the written instructions to make the design
I love her tutus, but she does not have a copyright to them and there is no way she could get one. She would have to get trademark for the names and a patten for the design. Unless she writes a tutorial for the design a copyright does not even apply here.