This article is by art marketing guru Barney Davey. Valuable information for every artist;
The concept of copyright for artists is important for you to understand. You need to know the basics of copyright law, both to protect your work, and to respect the rights of others.
1. Your Work Is Protected
Under US and Canadian law, your creative work is automatically given copyright protection as soon as it is created. You don’t need to put a copyright notice on the work, and you don’t need to register the work with the copyright office. The US or Canadian copyright will be honored in other countries as well, even if the requirements in those countries are different.
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