Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Why to register a Copyright for your Artwork?

I've had many junior artists asking me about the actual usefulness of having ones artwork protected through copyright. Well.... it's a lot useful as long as you are lucky enough to have a brainless millionaire attempting to replicate your work for free. Because what can you really do with your copyright and its infringement if someone from the other side of the globe prints cheap posters of your painting or if a small-time carpet/rug/quilt manufacturer weaves your painting into his product? What compensation do you really hope to achieve by holding these guys to court? Answer yourself.

Thanks to artist Angela Hopkins of Canada, I landed upon this very useful video that explains 'Copyrighting' in detail. Have a look.


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