What is a Visual Arts Copyright?|
"Copyright" literally means the right to copy. Copyright is an internationally accepted form of intellectual property law. The instant you "snap the shutter", "splash the canvas" or "pen hits paper" you are a copyright holder. The shapes and forms that Visual Art can assume are almost limitless and cannot possibly be summarized in a single web page. .
For copyright purposes, visual arts are original pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, which include two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art. Below is an excerpt from the US Library of Congress which is a partial list of this category of copyrights
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The US Library of Congress defines "Visual Arts" as follows:
For copyright purposes, visual arts are original pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works, which include two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of fine, graphic, and applied art.
»Advertisements, commercial prints, labels|
»Artificial flowers and plants
»Artwork applied to clothing or to other useful articles
»Bumper stickers, decals, stickers
»Cartographic works, such as maps, globes, relief models
»Cartoons, comic strips
»Drawings, paintings, murals
»Fabric, floor, and wallcovering designs
»Greeting cards, postcards, stationery
»Holograms, computer and laser artwork
»Needlework and craft kits
»Original prints, such as engravings, etchings, serigraphs, silk screen prints, woodblock prints
»Patterns for sewing, knitting, crochet, needlework
»Record jacket artwork or photography
»Relief and intaglio prints
»Reproductions, such as lithographs, collotypes
»Sculpture, such as carvings, ceramics, figurines, maquettes, molds, relief sculptures
»Stained glass designs
»Technical drawings, architectural drawings or plans, blueprints, diagrams, mechanical drawings
»Weaving designs, lace designs, tapestries
Why do I need to protect or register my Visual Arts' copyrights?
You may be required to provide evidence of when you first created your artwork or images... While all original works have copyrights the instant they are created, in this Internet age, we highly recommend that third-party date-stamping becomes the second thing that you do. The sooner, the better... Read more
No matter what, your SEAL™ file will always credibly represent the earliest moment in history that your work was in your possession...