11 January, 2016

Other artists' chicken art!

Just a reminder that in addition to my own wordpress art blog, about my art, I have a wordpress blog about OTHER artists' work, at least if their art is about chickens! That blog is called Found A Chicken, because wherever I go, I notice chickens. Whether they're real ones, in art, on signs, or just a vague chicken shape in a cloud, my chicken radar sees them.

After a few months of neglecting Found A Chicken, I again took it up this week and have a couple more artists in line to feature soon.

This week I featured the art of Claudia Hall O'Driscoll: https://foundachicken.wordpress.com/

My art is here: https://cindyschnackel.wordpress.com/  I've set up a domain name I bought years ago to default to this blog now, but that may change when/if I set up a "real" website some day. In the meantime, I'm questioning whether it is really all that important that I have a separate site. The domain name is: www.bycindy.com and because it's similar but not the same as my art email address, I have often given it out wrongly as arbycindy but it's just bycindy.

06 January, 2016

Favorite Intellectual Property Law Related Links

Intellectual Property information, especially copyright.

"False Creative Commons" https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2013/06/11/the-problem-with-false-creative-commons-licenses/

"Copyright Myths" http://libguides.trumbull.kent.edu/content.php?pid=465045&sid=3811281

"Fan Art and Copyright" http://graphicleftovers.com/blog/fan-art-vs-copyright-infringement-legal/

"Public Domain Sherpa" http://publicdomainsherpa.com/

"Orphan Works, United Kingdom" (does not exist in many countries) http://copyrightuser.org/topics/orphan-works/

"Trademark Parody" http://www.lfiplaw.com/articles/trademark_parody.htm

"Publicity Rights (using the likeness of a person e.g. celebrity art)" https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/Publicity

"Make a Secure Watermark"  https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2013/08/01/how-to-ensure-your-watermarks-are-secure/

"Find and Remove Infringements of Your Work"  http://www.redbubble.com/people/cschnack/journal/7750976-art-theft-copyright-infringement-find-it-act-on-it

"Safe Harbor and DMCA requirements" https://www.rcfp.org/browse-media-law-resources/digital-journalists-legal-guide/protection-infringing-material-posted-oth

"Criminal Infringement" http://www.justice.gov/usam/criminal-resource-manual-1847-criminal-copyright-infringement-17-usc-506a-and-18-usc-2319