What is a copyright?|
"Copyright" literally means the right to copy. You actually acquire a copyright for your sketches or drawings the instant your pen hits paper.
With the proliferation of the Internet, your sketches and drawing can literally circle the globe in hours. It is importatnt that you register and protect your copyrights as soon as possible after you create them. According to the US Library of Congresss, your sketches and drawings are classified as "Visual Arts".
SEAL™ files allow you to securely date-stamp and redundantly archive your sketches or drawings online instantly! Real-time international copyright protection! Learn how
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|
»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
»Original prints, such as engravings, etchings, serigraphs, silk screen prints, woodblock prints
»Patterns for sewing, knitting, crochet, needlework
»Record jacket artwork or photography
»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 copyrights?
When you first created your sketches or drawings may become a very important question if your copyrights become involved in an infringement suit... We highly recommend that date-stamping your intellectual property 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 sketches or drawings were in your possession...