How to Use Pinterest and Still Respect Copyrights

How to Use Pinterest and Still Respect Copyrights

In light of the overwhelming interest in Pinterest, plus the popularity of my recent post, "I'm Hooked! Why 10 Reasons Why Artists Love Pinterest", I wanted to address the issue of copyright concerns. A while back I had my own artistic copyrights infringed via Facebook, How I Stopped a Copycat Artist on Facebook - you may want to see what happened to me. Nevertheless, fellow artist and Pinterest user, Wren Allen has researched and written this … [Read more...]

Marketing Your Digital Art: To Watermark or Not?

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Many artists, photographers and even businesses choose to add a digital 'watermark' symbol to their online artworks, designs and photographs as a way to protect their ownership and copyrights. The article below spells out a clear list of the pros and cons so you can make an informed decision if you are considering adding a watermark to your images. Wikipedia explains: Digital watermarking is the process of embedding information into a digital … [Read more...]

Tips to Best Copyright & Protect Your Artwork

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Art Law. It's not really a fun topic of conversation for the average artist, but it is important. Nowadays, most artists and creatives have some kind of presence on the Internet, whether it's through their website, blog, Facebook or other social media channels, so understanding Copyright Law is a must. Taking steps to properly protect your artistic rights is more important now than ever. I learned this last year when my art was blatantly copied, … [Read more...]

How I Stopped a “Copycat Artist” on Facebook

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They say that, "Imitation is the sincerest of flattery," which sounds very nice until it actually happens to YOU with a copycat. Last weekend I was enjoying myself while reading some flattering comments that had been made about one of my paintings by an artist 'friend' who called himself, "Beni Mellal" from Mexico. Out of curiousity, I decided to check out Beni's paintings... Much to my surprise and shock, I found Beni's painting … [Read more...]


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