Here,I have violated the copyright
Without that vital example to follow, we never develop as individuals. The same is true as artists.
There is no truth to the claim, "so-and-so stole my art." Not because it isn't true, verbatim; but because the issue is largely unenforceable. Thus, the people making these claims are revealing their lack of experience as artists, and, that they may think far too highly of themselves.
Copyright and Copyright Protection are not one in the same....
- The person making the claim can prove, in court, that the thief has denied them an income made from selling the product.
- The work is universally known, and therefore the copyright also, universally known. Why would anyone try that?
Common Usage via Fair Usage requires that you acknowledge the original artist, or photographer. If you sign the copy, you have violated the law.
So, before you accuse someone else, check your gallery, because the method you used to copy someone's picture or image is Irrelevant. If you used a copier, or a scanner, or printer, or you traced it on Autodesk: the law doesn't care how a copywritten work was copied; it is a violation.
If an artist creates a picture, he automatically holds the Copyright. What he does not have is copyright enforcement. That must be developed through the law.
Without that, there is no civil code defining an act of copying art as tort. Therefore, from the moment that the art is posted, it is subject to the downloading of everyone on Earth. And, outside of proving that it is your art, there is no further remedy that the law can do for you.
The effect that the F Am change has on a audience is a fact, not a created and unique property of one artist.
Success Shouldn't Make Us A Target...
Likewise, two wrongs (theft, followed by public shaming) do not make one right. There is no end to this that benefits anybody.
In the future:
- Report the thefts
- Do not shame post, as that negates the issue
- Talk to the thief, as privately as possible
- Don't get involved in the squabble between third parties unless both are known to you
The whole of what is important, in the art world, is the respect of your audience, and your peers. That is it. Who respects their bully? Who wants to look at something, and immediately be inundated with a crap storm of liability?
(Below: The damage done: Lars forces an industry wide change to "protect his art". Now, even if artists' COMPANIES accept music streaming, the law,
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
While the various image search sites will not return a result unless the image is actually stolen, there is almost nothing about this process that benefits the original artist.
- Here is a link to a reverse image search site.
In the future, report. Report the theft on the process suggested by the site you're using. Contrary to popular attitude, they do respond. It may require more than one contact.
Do not make a shame post. Shame posts say ten times the negative attributes about a person than stealing art says. The person who is respected is the one who takes care of their business effectively, and without making it everyone else's problem. It is simply courteous to mention it to the person and give them a chance to resolve the problem. And, that translates to every problem we may encounter in this life. Be respectable. This is the essence of Victory.