Very horrifying news in development
Anytime someone right-clicks and saves an image to their computer.....we as artists know that someone has "copied our work"....but that's OK....we love to spread it around .
....the new laws being created in the USA and Europe ( and other countries are doing it anyway ) mean that ANYONE...( companies included ) may soon be able to right-click....copy / paste and PRINT for CHARGE without honouring copyright. In plainer ENGLISH that means if you create a piece of art...or say....a comic.......anyone can download it....print it and legally sell it. ( soon )
The only way to protect your own work with this new legislation is a job-creation program ( not for us....for the lawyers ) called proper copyright protection......probably through big-business agencies that will charge for every image you create / and there is still a huge likelihood that with most art NOT protected a comic can still be downloaded ,printed and sold since in most cases the art isn't protected.
To clarify that further....if you create a comic and Marvel likes it......they can download it , print it and sell it without paying you . If you draw up a visual scenario for a film Disney could right-click, save and claim it as their own
THERE WILL BE NO COPYRIGHT FOR VISUAL MATERIAL.......ONLY SCRIPTS ARE STILL COVERED UNDER COPYRIGHT PROTECTION
Currently law states that just the act of creating your art ( and signing it ) means you own it but that may change soon.
Read more here :
http://www.awn.com/articles/mindbiz/min ... ur-own-art
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