Moved from my Journal. Originally published February 10, 2008
First let me say I’m not a prude, nor averse to copying for the sake of learning, I just like to stay aware of the laws we are attempting to survive under. As a fellow artist, I have made it a habit of resourcing the legalities we all need to abide by when providing our art over the internet.
This morning I spent my time researching more information on Copyright and Related Information when I should have been cleaning the house.
Here is what I discovered…
Finding the Fakes and Forgeries … When it comes to old wares it’s a question of determining what’s real and what’s not writes … Davies, Antony (25.Oct.2006_)
^’_It’s an easy technique, but abhorrent and morally corrupt’^
Who Wins and Who Loses when Art is Stolen or Forged? … Professor Ken Polk, Department of Criminology, University of Melbourne, Vic
Page 6 ‘Younger and less well known artists over the centuries have found that there was money to be made if they could reproduce the works of better known artists.’
Judging the Authenticity of Prints by The Masters, Chapter 3, What Authenticity Is … Rudd Cycleback, David … (2001, 2005)
‘An item does not have to be rare or expensive or old to be authentic. It just has to be accurately and sincerely described. A cheapo 2003 reprint can be authentic if described as a cheapo 2003 reprint.’
When Ethics Fail … Plagens, Peter … (5.Jan.2007)
‘_On Feb. 2, 1994, opening day of the Winter Olympics in Lillehamer, Norway, two men in a stolen automobile swiped a ladder from a construction site near the National Gallery in Oslo. *Read the entire article to see how many times ’The Scream’ has been stolen.*_’
COPYRIGHT ACT 1968 – SECT 38 : Infringement by Sale and Other Dealings
Australian copyright law … (Wikipedia)
‘Check out the references at the base of the page.’
The United States No Electronic Theft Act … (Wikipedia)
‘a federal law passed in 1997, provides for criminal prosecution of individuals who engage in copyright infringement, even when there is no monetary profit or commercial benefit from the infringement. Maximum penalties can be five years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines. The NET Act also raised statutory damages by 50%.’
A 6 Step System To Stop People From Stealing Your Website Content … ?, Adam … (12.July.2007)
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You may not use, replicate, manipulate, redistribute, or modify my photography, writing, and artwork without my express consent.
I’ve resourced the legalities we all need to abide by when providing our art over the internet.