To become a Graphic Designer we go to a University, we there learn about design, but also about good practices and unethical issues such as this, however to become an Artist, and I mean, a true serious artist, you might just have to follow heart, discover your passion and express yourself in all your creations.
It’s very upsetting, to say the least, to see somebody ripping other people’s hard work. Artist creations are very personal; and artists give a part of their heart & soul, when producing them.
Do you want to be an artist? Inspiration is NOT copying other artists ideas or expressions. Find your inner light and be original! Gain respect by showing respect!
From the moment I decided to turn ClayCatShop™ into a business, I registered my trademark. All of my creations and designs are fully protected under copyright and trademark laws. But even if you don’t own your trademark, as long as you are the original creator of something, you are the copyright holder. And copyright laws are very clear and apply all over the world.
From Wikipedia: The copyright holder has the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other, related rights.
We need to educate the community and keep an eye for each other
Happy-Creative and positive week everybody!