I know you have been such a true friend and advocate through all the horrid pitfalls of pattern theft and coping, a true gem of a friend. I think the re-selling of patterns should be okay under certain conditions like consignment shops or garage sales but not Etsy or Rbay and for a couple of reasons. 1) Many of the pattern designers sell from these venues and you would be in competition with them...which , to me, is just bad form. 2) Much of what is sold on these two sites are copies and often of poor quality. Our best weapon in dealing with any of this is to be vigilant and educated like you Deb. That email you received was just nasty and I am so sorry!