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 helpful guest post on the heated [...]

Marketing Your Digital Art: To Watermark or Not?

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 signal which may be used to verify [...]

Tips to Best Copyright & Protect Your Artwork on the Internet

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. Understanding a bit about 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, I also [...]

2017-06-05T08:38:13+00:00 February 28th, 2011|Fine Art Tips, General|34 Comments

How I Stopped a Copycat Artist on Facebook

Online Copyright infringement is a big topic of concern for visual artists. The fact is, anytime you put your art online, it is at risk of a copyright artist or other theft. Even though my copyright has been infringed upon many times, I still believe the benefits outweigh the risks. There are ways to minimize the exposure.  Here is my interesting story of how I stopped a copycat artist on Facebook. Be sure and read the comments [...]