Database: A series of related files that is created and managed by a database management system. Today, DBMSs can manage any form of data including text, images, sound and video. Database and file structures are always determined by the software. As far as the hardware is concerned, it's all bits and bytes. It helps us to manage the files, artworks, emails, etc.
Copyright: If a customer send a picture of artwork or a logo to be digitize, the digitizing company will assume this customer either own the copyright to it, or have received written permission from the copyright owner to have it digitized for machine embroidery. If it is a nationally recognized logo, we will probably ask the owner for the written permission. This is to protect the customer from copyright infringement.
Scaling: Ability within one design program to enlarge or reduce a design. In expanded format, most scaling is limited to 10 - 20 percent because the stitch count remains constant despite final design size. In condensed or outline formats, on the other hand, scale changes may be more dramatic because stitch count and density may be varied.