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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Nov 27, 1998  7:35 pm
Subject:  Permission to Publish

On Sat, 21 Nov 1998, Ron Dettloff wrote:
>Can we print or write in SignWriting without your permission. Please
>explain. Also suppose we wanted to publish a book in printed in SW. Would
>we need
>special permission? Please advise.
>Ron (Pastor from "The Deaf Church" in Michigan

November 27, 1998

You have my permission to publish using SignWriting. I hope you will!
Anyone is welcome to do so :-)

Here are answers to your questions...

1. Is SignWriting Free To Use?


2. Do People Pay Royalties For Using SignWriting?

No. There is not one person who works with SignWriting, including the
inventor Valerie Sutton, who has ever received one penny in royalties for
the invention of SignWriting.

3. Can I Publish Using SignWriting?


When you publish, we request the following...

a. Please inform us before you publish, so that we can supply you with the
proper updated materials. SignWriting is continually changing and improving.

b. Please send us a free copy of your publication after it is published. It
will be placed in our SignWriting Archives.

c. Please give Valerie Sutton and the Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
(the DAC) full credit for the invention of SignWriting. The following
should we stated somewhere in the publication:

"SignWriting" is a way to read and write the movements of all signed
languages, developed by Valerie Sutton and the DAC, the Deaf Action
Committee For SignWriting, sponsored by the non-profit Center For Sutton
Movement Writing, PO. Box 517, La Jolla, CA. 92038 USA, Email:

I will be expanding the Questions and Answers section on our SignWriting
Web Site to include some of these questions, so thanks for asking!

Have a great day...

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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