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Copyright/Watermark Question. Do you?

Fri Jan 31, 2014, 9:15 AM
Quick question. :)
I notice that many of us opt to use our own watermark on our images due to the fact we get a lot of complaints that the DA watermark is too obstructive. Right?  
I know that is how my watermark came to be anyway..... 

Do you make your own copyright on your work?  
I have to share a small sample of my favorite artists who do this:

Autumn in my heart by CindysArt   Lost Fae by DesignbyKatt
Garden of shadows by LuneBleuBeautiful Goldfish by FairieGoodMother


There are many, many, MANY more of us who do this --  and i want to get all of you who do this together....  
Because I am being told that we may NOT do this with our paid stock.... no matter how much we change the work - 
and one of the reasons I unfortunately will not be using the major paid stock sites in my day-to-day art.

If you have other examples to share -- please post them.  This is not meant to accuse but rather to get other artists who understand where I'm coming from on this issue and join forces.
The artists above i totally understand - and agree with.  The hard work put into each piece -- that has to be protected some way....
And still I'm told that the paid stock site still owns the copyright to the derivative. :(

Slowly,  I've been going over some 2000 works to remove any copyright off of art and put back the big DA watermark - and there's another question.  The DA watermark says "©" in front of the artist's name???  So what does that mean?

I might even go so far as to delete every single one used -  or replace with my own models over time.  :D

What about my name, "Phatpuppy" -- that's copyrighted - i can't put the ©next to my name on my work?  lol
i guess maybe just "phatpuppyart.com" ???

I mean - if we didn't put this on the altered art -- then it risks getting stolen..... and then what?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts - and please share the other works/artists that do this - i think there has to be some strength in numbers, don't' you?

Again - i love every artist posted above -- and support their work with my heart. :heart: :heart:

This is NOT meant to scare people into changing what they're doing -- we need to stand together on this.  Don't you agree?


Claudia
xo


P.S.
As a side note and totally separate issue -- i notice some of these artists selling their prints like I was doing.  I had called the stock site to ask if I may do this since it's onesie-twosie orders  - not mass producing.  I had read the agreement but still wasn't crystal clear and opted to phone my question directly to their licensing division.  At that time, I was told there was NO problem in selling prints as long as I wasn't mass producing them.... guess what?    I was told wrong.  :(








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Claudia
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Professional digital artist/photographer specializing in book covers for best selling authors. To date I've done 430+ covers now in the Kindle & Nook marketplace, and booksellers worldwide.
Some of the publishing houses include Random House, Llewellyn, Simon & Schuster.

Several of my images have been featured in Vogue Italia.

A few of the authors you may recognize - Kami Garcia, Amanda Hocking, Samantha Young, Karice Bolton, Aaron Patterson, JL Bryan, and Courtney Milan.

My latest project is pre-production storyboarding for the major motion picture studios here in Los Angeles.




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thank you so much!!!
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Apsara-Art Mar 14, 2014  Professional Artist
i'm IN LOVE with your works! congrats, they are wonderful!
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Happy birthday Claudia! :boogie: :heart:
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