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

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

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

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

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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… Continue Reading Is my work protected by copyright or design rights?

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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 of your copyrig… Continue Reading Can I sell my copyright?

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

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

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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… Continue Reading What is copyright infringement?

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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… Continue Reading What works are covered / protected by copyright?

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