Copyright Law, The Internet & You

The Internet is rapidly changing the way in which we view, and share written, and visual content. Copyright law has become more complex as artists, bloggers, and writers instantly share their photos, videos, ebooks, and stories across the world in seconds. The massive exchange of content on the Internet is staggering, for example... In 2014 there were around 172 million Tumblr, 75.8 million Wordpress blogs, 1.3 million Technorati blogs, not to mention Blogger (the most popular platform) who doesn't share [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]