Copyright Protection Info - Just because it's on RB doesn't mean you can take it!

From the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) website:

“The Secretariat recalls that, by virtue of the Berne Convention
for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, works are protected without any formality in all the countries party to that Convention. This means that international copyright protection is automatic, it exists as soon as a work is created, and this principle applies in all the countries party to the Berne Convention.”

From the USPTO (United State Patent and Trademark Office) website:

“A Copyright is a form of protection provided to the authors of ‘original works of authorship’ including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works, both published and unpublished. The 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to reproduce the copyrighted work, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies or phonorecords of the copyrighted work, to perform the copyrighted work publicly, or to display the copyrighted work publicly.”

In essence, once you create an original artwork, you have a copyright of that artwork. Of course, putting your name on the piece provides additional protection. Writing copyright protection language below your artwork gives even more protection.

No one has the right to copy or take another artists work without their permission for any purpose. That includes “right clicking” on it in RB and selecting “save as” for their own personal uses or for saving to their website or for any other purpose – not unless they have the original artist’s permission to do so. Period!

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