Let Them Steal

There’s an old saying: “You can’t steal something from me that I willingly give you.” It has its limits, of course, but how much happier would we be, how much stronger would our own work be, and how much more would people enjoy seeing our work, if we remained committed to the idea of art as a gift. Some will pay for my work, some will not, and others will steal it. Either way, the gift keeps moving.

David DuChemin

If I tried a dozen different drafts over the next few months, I couldn’t say as succinctly and perfectly why the bulk of my work here is released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license. Full article via the source link. It’s a good rant.

Source: Let Them Steal
Categories: the law and practice  

Finally, A Worthwhile Post on An Artist's Copyrights

The US Copyright Office

The US Copyright Office

So, if you’ve been an artist basically ever, you might be curious about exactly how copyright and your work actually works. I know I have been. I’ve heard it every way, from implicit copyright to “you need to get that to the copyright office,” and in its usual method of operation, the web has been full of vague info and poor citations.

Well, until now. Found this post today, and not only does it lay down all the myths and what the truths are, but it backs up it’s statements by actually referencing where in the law these things are found. Can’t beat that. And, it turns out everything really is pretty geared to help a living artist out.

Check it all out here, in amusing multiple-choice form. (Via APE, who in turn found it at Photo Attourney)

Categories: the law and practice  

Finally, A Worthwhile Post on An Artist’s Copyrights

The US Copyright Office

The US Copyright Office

So, if you’ve been an artist basically ever, you might be curious about exactly how copyright and your work actually works. I know I have been. I’ve heard it every way, from implicit copyright to “you need to get that to the copyright office,” and in its usual method of operation, the web has been full of vague info and poor citations.

Well, until now. Found this post today, and not only does it lay down all the myths and what the truths are, but it backs up it’s statements by actually referencing where in the law these things are found. Can’t beat that. And, it turns out everything really is pretty geared to help a living artist out.

Check it all out here, in amusing multiple-choice form. (Via APE, who in turn found it at Photo Attourney)

Categories: the law and practice