Last week I stumbled upon a video channel while visiting Susi's blog. This guy has lots of videos that show you how to draw simple little things and I thought I might do just that. :)
I find him really amazing. I thought I'd share his latest video about copyright. This is periodically mentioned on blogs, usually when an artist finds out someone copied their artwork. But what does copyright do for you in reality?
Just a couple of weeks ago I heard about Disney taking Alice in Wonderland artwork from the internet and putting it on their products for sale without compensating the artist or even asking for permission. Let's just mention first that Alice in Wonderland is not Disney's property.
Of course we all know this is wrong and we can all point fingers at Disney and say, "Shame on you!" But in reality, if the artist doesn't have the money to hire lawyers to go against a company like Disney, copyright means shit to her.
It means even less, if your copyright is being breached in a country where they have no copyright law or they do not reciprocate the copyright laws from your country.
So, what is an artist to do?
Linking to Paint Party Friday. Have a fabulous weekend!