On Copyright - The Importance of Knowledge
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTIST'S KNOWLEDGE IN COPYRIGHT DISPUTES
In my previous journal I wrote about an art misuse case which has now been successfully resolved. It was not a pleasant experience but looking back I feel that it was very necessary. I learned a lot about dealing with art misuse and theft cases. I think the other party also learned something.
As unfortunate as it is, I think it is vital for an artist to experience a case in which their art has been stolen or misused. The party that is using copyrighted content without permission often tries to manipulate and scare the artist into submission. This is where the importance of knowledge comes into play. When the artist knows their own rights they can defend themselves better and “win” the case - unless the party that is against them is a complete asshole that won’t listen to reason.
A lot of the information that was uncovered in the YouTube art misuse case was new to me and I think I learned r