Don’t Forget a Life Jacket: Protecting Your Web-Posted Creative Works from “Mouse-Click” Theft

By August 25, 2014Art, Copyright, Internet Law

How lucky we are to have the Internet nowadays to market our creative wares — whether our song or drawing or poem.  But with this new marketing frontier comes a new risk: ease of theft of the work by a mere click of a mouse.  Designer/illustrator Julia Rothman, author of the popular design blog Book By Its Cover, shone a spotlight on the risk recently in bringing to the world’s attention the infringement of artist Lauren Nassef’s web-posted drawings.  Julia was kind enough to allow me to answer artists’ questions on how they can protect against infringement of their web-posted works and avoid infringement in creating their own works based on third-party works.  Check out my guest blog here.