How to Protect your Art

Always Sign Your Name On Your Work

This is the first step in protecting your art against copyright violation. Adapt the habit of signing all your works, preferably with the year of completion. You must always sign your artwork once it is finished. You could do it discreetly in a corner, or make you signature a part of the artwork. You can also sign the back of the artwork.You must always sign your artwork once it is finished. You could do it discreetly in a corner, or make you signature a part of the artwork. You can also sign the back of the artwork.

Register your work

If you are a well known artist this can be done online with the US Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of Congress. You fill out forms and pay a fee and it takes some time.

Keep Digital Records Of Your Work

A picture is worth a thousand words. Having a digital library of your artwork will save you a lot of hassle in the event of copyright infringement, as you can present this record in court. The great thing about photographs is that their metadata often stores the date that the pictures were taken. A professional photographer can also be used to ensure that two people have evidence to support any copyright infringement cases.

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