Mother’s Day is Copyright Day, a new Tradition, haha

Mother’s Day is Copyright Day, a new Tradition, haha

May 8, 2022 — It was incredibly fun day talking on Facetime with all my far flung kids and their spouses (for the ones who have spouses). Everyone is so chatty and convivial. I am very lucky that way. I also posted a rose-painting Mother’s Day greeting on both FB and IG using Sunstorm in Nectarine, so I’m also tending those posts and chit chatting with real-world friends and female relatives as well. Mother’s Day is as much fun as Christmas for connecting with my circle. But Mother’s Day is now Copyright Day, at least in the year 2022, so later in the day (today), I decided to copyright the main painting images I am using on Contrado. I’ve been trying to chunk out the copyrighting starting this January, doing 10 at a time. So this was a good excuse to do 30 more today (3 chunks of 10 at $85 a chunk). It adds up. I’m already informally copyrighted, but it’s good to be official as well. 

Here’s my post in Facebook: It was fun to connect with a LOT of mothers on Mother’s Day (who know that this is also Copyright Day , lol) For those who won’t click the link, I wrote: Happy Mother’s Day to all you beautiful Moms! This rose painting with the circle of seeds always made me think of the beauty and blazing storm of motherhood. Storm on, my beauties!

Mother's Day this year is Copyright Day
Sunstorm in Nectarine
umbrella for Mother's Day - Copyright Day

And now a word about Mother’s Day being the new tradition of copyright day from the Artful G’s:

Copyright is an intellectual property that protects an original work (legal term is attached) expressed in tangible form. In short, intellectual property is your right to protect an original work, whereas copyright is established when the original work is physically (not just conceptually) created.​​​ Copyright (or (c)) is a form of intellectual property that gives the creator of an original work exclusive rights to that work, including its publication, distribution, and adaptation, for a specified period of time; thereafter, the work is considered to be in the public domain . The term copyright refers to laws that protect individual works, including but not limited to literature, music, film, and visual arts.    Show Source Texts

Examples include copyrighted photographs of paintings, translations, or screenplays based on novels. A distribution right is the exclusive right to distribute copies of a copyrighted work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or loan. In addition to public domain and fair use, other uses of the protected work may still avoid liability for copyright infringement. Fair use is based on the concept that some uses do not constitute copyright infringement, even if the work is copyrighted and the artist, photographer or writer has exclusive rights. Sometimes a person is protected by fair use laws, a copyright law principle that allows your work to be used without penalty in certain circumstances, including comments and criticism (including teaching) and parody.    Show Source Texts

Without a legal right to copy (including derivative works outside of fair use), copyright infringement is illegal, though “generally not subject to the same criminal provisions as other types of theft, such as stealing someone’s physical property.” (Legal zoom). Significant benefits are provided under the Copyright Act, which are available only if the work is registered with the Copyright Office. In accordance with copyright law, the official registration of works of art is much more beneficial than not having them in many significant respects. Yes, your art is automatically copyrighted, but believing that no further steps are required in terms of official registration with the US Copyright Office can be a serious mistake.    Show Source Texts

If you’re considering legal action, you should know that this is not possible unless you register your work with the US Copyright Office (the division of the US Library of Congress that handles copyright registration and certification). Although not as strong as a certified registration, a copyright claim can protect your work from innocent defenses in court. The physical or digital representation of the work is protected. The copyright owner (in the case of a work of art, usually the artist) is entitled to a set of exclusive rights listed here. Copyright infringement occurs when one of these rights is violated. The right of reproduction is perhaps the most basic of exclusive rights.    Show Source Texts

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