At what point does a creative work become protectable? Find out so you can ensure that your work is copyright protected.
Category - Intellectual Property
Stories about receiving copyright protection and dealing with infringement
If an artwork is in the public domain, free from copyright protection, then how can a museum claim it holds the copyright?
Fair use is a common art law issue that arises for artists. Here, we review the College Art Association's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.
On February 20, The U.S. Copyright Office will alter the way it accepts applications for copyright registration of photographs. Here's what you'll need to know moving forward.
For years, videographers have used music as a backdrop in their films, short videos, and documentaries. The law around music licensing is pretty clear: a license is required to use copyrighted music in a video. This has been a standard practice since the dawn of music recordings. Yet, throughout the video industry, we find music being used without a license. We need look no...
Without the protection that copyright law gives artists, it would be difficult to monetize creative work and make a living. Here are ten sound copyright-related practices that every artist should know.
Take these two commonly heard phrases: “I need to copyright my slogan,” or “I want to patent my new idea.” Do you know why they are wrong? We break down the differences between IP laws.
An AI machine studied folk music notations to create over 100,000 new songs - but can the machine hold copyright protection over a creative work?
Unicolors' ultimate success in suing Urban Outfitters for copyright infringement hinged on one simple act: that Unicolors spent $55 to register its designs with the U.S Copyright Office.
Filmmakers can use characters from their favorite novels in their films, but under copyright law, they must obtain express permission from the author.
As the 3D printing industry continues to grow, many designers are turning to Creative Commons to share their work. But is that really the best way to do so?
It's common to see art fair visitors snapping photos of artworks for Instagram, but does the practice constitute copyright infringement, or is it fair use?