What is Copyright?
Copyright is a form of intellectual property that allows individuals such as artists, composers and writers to own the fruits of their creativity. It entitles the copyright owner to royalties and a say in how a work is used when it is reproduced by other people.
Reproduction includes copying, printing, or including it in a film or TV program. It also extends to posting copies of the work on the internet and making a copy in three dimensions of a two-dimensional work, such as the construction of a building according to an architect’s plans.
Reference – DACS – https://www.dacs.org.uk/knowledge-base/frequently-asked-questions#FAQ14
How long does copyright last?
In the UK, copyright lasts for the lifetime of the artist plus 70 years after their death.
Other territories may give shorter periods of protection, but usually not less than the life of the artist plus 50 years. There are some special provisions that apply to older unpublished works.
Sound recordings, ﬁlms, broadcasts, and cable programs are protected for 50 years from the date of making or the date of release if the release occurs within 50 years of it being made.
Copyright in typographical arrangements of a published edition lasts for 25 years from the end of the year in which the edition was ﬁrst published.
Referance – DACS – https://www.dacs.org.uk/knowledge-base/frequently-asked-questions#FAQ14
What rights does the copyright owner have?”
The copyright owner of an artistic work has the following exclusive rights:
- Reproduction right, or the right to copy the work
- Distribution right, or the right to issue copies of the work to the public
- Rental or lending right, or the right to rent or lend the work to the public
- The right to communicate the work to the public by broadcasting or electronic transmission
It is up to the copyright owner whether anyone else can do any of the above with their works.
How do I copyright my artwork?
Copyright protection is automatically given to works as soon as they are fixed in material form (ideas are not protected, only the permanent expression of those ideas). You do not have to go through any legal process or registration to establish a copyright.
That said, it is still good practice to keep records and evidence of the artistic works you have created. You will make people aware of your claim to copyright ownership if you put the symbol © with your name and the year of publication somewhere on the work. This is not proof that you own the copyright, but it may prove helpful if you bring an action for copyright infringement at a later date.
You could consider sending yourself a copy of your work, clearly date stamped and by special delivery, and keeping the envelope unopened or depositing copies with a solicitor.
Although this does not prove that the work is created by you, it can still be useful to show the court that the work was in your possession at a particular time. This could help with an infringement claim.
Are class paintings Copyrighted?
Class paintings do carry a Copyright. You should always endorse the Artist who developed the original painting and check that you can replicate it.
When you show a painting for example on Social Media, or a Web site, if you have copied an original painting and have permission to do so, you must always write – Inspired by Artist Name.
Always check before you attempt to copy/paint an original painting.
Is copyright law the same throughout the world?
No. The copyright protection granted to artists is different from country to country and is dependent upon national legislation.
When is copyright infringed?
This can be in relation to the whole or a substantial part of the artistic work. What is “substantial” is determined by a qualitative test, not a quantitative one, which means that there may be an infringement even if a small but distinctive portion of the original artwork is copied.
Are your workshops for beginners and experienced painters?
My workshops are for all levels of experience, from new painters to old.
Do I need to be able to draw to paint?
No, the ability to create comes from passion, desire, and a lot of practice. Painting you will build your skills with lots of practice and developing good habits.
What do I need for my face-to-face class?
I supply paints & brushes for a set class. I also supply a standard canvas for set classes. If you would like to paint on a larger canvas on your class day please let me know I have them in class for purchase.
Please bring with you – An Apron, Paper Towels & Packed Lunch
You are also welcome to bring your own brushes and canvas!
Tea, Coffee & Biscuits will be supplied.
How will I travel with my wet paintings?
I can box your painting (s) for travel home before you leave
What paints will we use?
Dependant on the Workshop you attend in my Studio you will work with Artist Oil Paints & Acrylic paints.
Winsor & Newton are my selected brand which I use for all my paintings and classes.
Where Can I buy Brushes?
If you would like to purchase your first set of brushes, please check out my site for information on my set of Brushes
What are Copyrights?”
Copyright is a form of intellectual property that allows individuals such as artists, composers, and writers to own the fruits of their creativity. It entitles the copyright owner to royalties and a say in how a work is used when it is reproduced by other people.
Reproduction includes copying, printing or including it in a film or TV program. It also extends to posting copies of the work on the internet and making a copy in three dimensions of a two-dimensional work, such as the construction of a building according to an architect’s plans.