Thoughts on Copyright and Copyright Compliancy
If your head starts to spin, you see stars, and sing lalalalala, in a state of confusion, when you hear the word copyright, it’s okay. You’re not alone. Many people don’t understand it. I was asked by Artistic Dreams Imaging, the company that licenses my artwork for resale as tubes, to write an article for them, on what copyright compliancy means to me, the artist.
I’ll keep it simple.
Copyright compliancy means to respect and honor my wishes as to how my art is used. Copyright means exactly what it says… it gives the creator of a creative work the exclusive right to decide and control who can and cannot distribute, make copies of, make derivative works of or perform or display their originals. So, in other words… if you make a pixel painting, you get to control who can make copies of it and how they do it.
Copyright getting a little clearer?
Years and years ago, before the first tube store was born, I wrote lessons on understanding copyrights for the tagging community. These lessons still apply today. They were written to be easy to understand.
A Little Note To The Artists: (all artists, of all kinds and mediums)
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I hope your head doesn’t spin quite so much when you see or hear the word copyright. Be kind to others who do not understand copyright. Remember we all had to start somewhere, sometime, and not all of us understood or knew about copyrights from the beginning.
Pass it on. Education is key.
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