What should I know about copyright as a freelance artist/educator who facilitates workshops?

As a freelance artist/educator who develops and facilitates workshops and projects for institutions, what should I know about copyright and how can I protect my copyright and intellectual property (IP …

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Can I sell an artwork that uses letters from an existing font, e.g. from a word processing program?

There are two key legal issues to consider here: whether the work will infringe copyright and the terms of the licence under which fonts are used. The position will vary according to which font is use …

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Can I illustrate a mass-produced object such as a toy in an artwork without infringing copyright laws?

The answer is highly complex but an indication of the issues involved is given by the following simplified comments on a highly complex set of copyright provisions under UK law, chiefly governed by th …

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Will I be able to exhibit and sell photos of my performance if I haven’t taken the pictures myself?

The photographer will automatically become the owner of the copyright and moral rights of the photographs (which empower the photographer to prevent anyone reproducing and/or editing the photos and/or …

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Is my work protected by copyright or design rights?

This is a question that is not always easy to answer as there is a significant overlap between the two. Own-It have written a downloadable pdf that attempts to reply to this complicated query as clear …

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Can I sell my copyright?

Copyright can only be 'assigned' (sold or given away) by the execution of a written document signed by the copyright owner.  It is not advisable, however, to assign or otherwise dispose o …

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What issues should I be aware of if I wish to use photographs in collage / painting?

Where photographic images are used merely as a starting point, and you do not intend that the final image closely resemble the essential features of the source photographs, there is less likely to be …

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If two or more artists collaborate on a work of art, which one of them will own the copyright?

Who will own the copyright of the finished work? In the absence of a written contract between the artists, specifying who will be the author(s) of the collaborative work and how the financing of the w …

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What is copyright infringement?

Copyright infringement takes place where there is copying of all or a substantial part of an image – unless a ‘fair dealing’ or ‘substantial part’ exception applies, or unless it is only the ideas or …

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What works are covered / protected by copyright?

The simple answer is – any original work made in any medium whether visual, musical, dramatic, literary, film, video, TV or sound broadcasts, including artworks (paintings, sculpture, drawings and pri …

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