Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Artists Rights

Id like to say something that I am very passionate about.
Artists Rights. Artists are frequently asked for item donations
and a donation of time. Too often their images are 'lifted' from the
internet with out any credit to the artist who created them.
There is a young man in large city near here who found his images
for sale on calendars and blankets by a large well known retailer,
with out his consent.  Another company had purchased the image
on a website used to promote art and photography for 1.98. The
image was then sold to the large international company, without any
payment or credit to the actual photographer of the image. He found
out when followers of his page started to show him what they had found
in the store.
Artists have intellectual rights and copy right laws that back them.

Today I renewed by membership to CARFAC Maritimes to support
and promote artists rights in this region.  The fee is nominal. And its
very important to educate the public ( and fans ) regarding copyrights
of photography or fine art images.

Please consider joining or donating to a wonder organization that
works to make the lives of artists better and give them the credit
they deserve.

Laura Lea Comeau

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