Wilson from OnceUponaSketch.com blogged about a free resource from The Graphic Artists Guild and posted it on Linkedin – thanks Wilson!  I followed the links and thought I’d share the following information about The Graphic Artists Guild and their free resource – copyrights are something we all need to be very aware of!

The Graphic Artists Guild, publisher of The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and protect the social, economic and professional interests of its members.  Members receive the book, a broad range of discounts on design-oriented businesses, and the Guild promotes its members to hundreds or art buyers throughout the United States and Canada.  Additionally, the Guild holds practical illustration and design business webinars throughout the year to ensure its members remain empowered to secure and maintain a strong professional career.

One of our most popular white papers, Copyright Basics and Common Misconceptions Debunked, is available for free download below.  In it you will find answers to the most popular copyright-related questions.

Topics Include:

  • Infringement
  • Using Works without a Credit or Copyright Notice
  • Fair Use
  • The Internet, Web Sites and Blogs
  • Public Domain and Public Access
  • Use by Religions Entities, Educational Institutions and Non-Profit
  • Organizations
  • Liability for Copyright Infringement
  • Willful Infringement
  • Usage Issues: Who Owns What?
  • Where to Report Infringement
  • Registering Copyright

To receive a link where you may download a copy of may download a copy of may download a copy of Copyright Myths: Copyright Basics and Common Misconceptions Debunked, kindly provide your email address on their site at https://www.graphicartistsguild.org/resources/copyright-myths/.

Here’s to your creative and protected success! (Well – as protected as you can be!)
– Tara Reed