Sunday, November 8, 2009

Protecting your body of work

Many of you already follow Alyson Stanfield's ArtBiz Blog. For those who don't I wanted to share some important information about protecting your life's work.

Imagine you seeing another person ( we won't even call them an artist) selling an image or product [ jewelry, glassworks] that is almost identical to yours. You send them a letter to please not copy your work. To your surprise, YOU get sued by this person alleging YOU are stealing their copyright.

This is the nightmare John T. Unger is going through. Listen to the phone call between John and Alyson and learn some basic ways to protect your work - one that involves what you do already when you post on your blog. Click HERE for the phone call.

11 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Sheila, great tips and information, truly! I hope this never happens to any of my artist friends. I meant to comment on your last piece as well. I've never been a big fan of abstract, but you've done it so well! I am wondering how the table hasn't toppled with the weight of that...vase? LOL The fun of abstract is the different views we all have of the same piece! This is lovely, truly, and I really like thos brush strokes in the glass!

Elizabeth Chapman said...

Hi Sheila,
thanks for the info- and I made a post out of answering your question!

Kathy said...

What a nightmare!! Thanks so much for making us aware of this and for leading us to methods on how to protect our work.

Marie Theron said...

Scary stuff, Sheila! Thank you for bringing this to our attention! And I am glad blogging helps! Thank you for your regular visits and kindcomments on my blog!

Cathyann said...

Thanks for alerting us all to this post. I do go there on occassion but did not see this.
Hugs, C

maria kovalenko leysens said...

It is an unfortunate reality... ugh! Thank you for sharing this. It is important to know.

Kathleen Krucoff said...

Thanks so much for sharing this Sheila.

Lokelani Forrest said...

Sheila...thanks so much for this information. Also for the link to the Artbiz site. Very useful info.

Mary Paquet said...

Thanks, Sheila. Frightening indeed.

By the way, I absolutely love your old timeclock painting. Really neat!

sam said...

Its crazy that this can happen! Good site you referenced Sheila thanks

Alyson B. Stanfield said...

Sheila: You were my 20th top blog referrer for November and I imagine it's because of this post. Thank you so much!