Artists using the internet to promote their work must protect their work against unauthorised use.

Adding images of their work to the internet can be intentional, through creating their own websites. Sometimes, however, the security of your images can be compromised unwittingly.

Changes to Permitted Uses

Changes to copyright law came into force in the UK on 1 June 2014, and implement policies developed by the EU aimed at facilitating use of creative works in the post-digital age. UK’s Copyright, …

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Theft, Lies & Videotape

It is trite, but true, to say that the marketplace has become global in its scope and access has become virtually instant. The visual art marketplace now shares many more common technological features …

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Recording Visiting Speakers

This piece considers key legal and ethical issues involved. Copyright in speech is the first issue. Copyright is an economic right, lasting for the lifetime of an author plus 70 years after the end of …

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Art Online

Many myths abound, and there is much ignorance and misunderstanding about the use of images online and the sale of works using e-commerce. What are the key issues involved, is there any legal protecti …

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Technology vs Copyright

May 1994 sees the launch of the Crafts Council Picture Bank – the first publicly accessible computer library of contemporary craftwork. Visitors will be able to walk into the Crafts Council, sit down …

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Virtual Collections: National Portrait Gallery versus Wikipedia

Just as the general public's physical access to the UK's public collections is free of charge, so is internet access to their virtual collections. But should internet visitors also be able to …

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Online Sales

Banksy has become the target of a print fraud, it was exclusively revealed by The Art Newspaper (October 2007): ‘unauthorised works by the anonymous graffiti artist have been sold on the internet; pri …

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Digital Archives

Archiving artists’ works and related material has been greatly facilitated in recent years by significant advances in digital technology, which has stimulated museums and galleries to consider not onl …

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