Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Yesterday, I explained How to Add Digital Watermarks to Original Images in answer to a question from mixed media artist, Deb Terry.
There are a few simpler steps you should take to protect your original work against copyright infringement.
First, you should know that you don't NEED to do anything other than publish your work to have it protected by copyright laws in most countries around the globe.
There are several multilateral treaties which bind the signatory countries to enforce copyright protection within their borders. See Wikipedia for more details.
Copyright automatically attaches the instant you publish your work. You don't NEED to do anything else; BUT you should. Why? In case you ever have to prove your ownership in court.
If you publish via the internet or a book, one copyright notice of the entire publication protects everything in it.
A book's copyright notice normally appears in the front.
Scroll to the bottom of this screen - keep scrolling ... all the way down - and you'll see our copyright notice. You'll find the same notice at the bottom of each page of The Artful Crafter website as well.
Tomorrow, in the conclusion to this series, I'll explain how to Protect Your Original Art on the Internet with Low Resolution.