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on: September 13, 2011, 01:22:28 AM
Just a quick reminder about how copyright works so we don't run into problems at some stage :

1) If you find something interesting on another website, please don't copy and paste it here unless you add a clear link back to the original article. Ideally you would ask the author first if it's okay to re-post their article here if you add a link back to their site. Most people will as it is extra exposure and a free link back to their site as long as it's not a wholesale copy and paste of a ton of their work.

2) Only post photo, etc. on the site if you own the copyright or have permission from the photographer to do so. Professional photographers earn their living from their photos, just like many of us earn our livings from our paintings, so won't be happy about us "stealing" their stuff.

Just think how you would feel if somebody took one of your original paintings that you have up for sale and they made 20 copies of it and gave them away for free?


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Reply #1 on: September 13, 2011, 10:15:29 AM
Absolutely right Nolan, thats why it is so important to sign 'ALL' of your work. Good, bad or exceptional... don't forget.