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Copyright and Related Information

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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  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...over 6 years ago

    thank you, i can appreciate the time it took to amass this information………..c

  • Thanks Chris. Yes, it took some time, but it was worth the effort.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    Excellent information. We’ve just begun a *Tutorials Library* , alphabetized by category into forums. We’d like to persuade you to post a link to your tutorial under the appropriate category, or let us do it. That way you still receive the views and comments, but new people might find your information more readily.

    Hope you’ll consider this.

  • Jan, feel free to link this article in the Library. That is a grand idea, and I am happy to be part of it.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • JanT
    JanTover 4 years ago

    Thank you, Stephen.

  • My pleasure. Please let me know if you see any other articles worth adding.
    I’ll add more from my archives more often.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Mark Snelling
    Mark Snellingover 4 years ago

    Great stuff Stephen, thanks for sharing :)

  • My pleasure Mark, hope it helps.

    – Stephen Mitchell

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    What a fantastic job you have done researching all this! Thank you for that!

  • Hello Kimberly. I did all this research at a time when there was much discussion on RB regarding these issues. Seems those issues continue.

    – Stephen Mitchell

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