Linz, a moderator over at our forum, mentioned something happening at UK that will impact you greatly if you are an artist. In a nutshell, “a new legislation that has been rushed through parliament with no thought has now reached royal assent. This legislation means that photographers and illustrators alike will see their artworks legally taken and used for another’s own gain.
Unless your works are registered or plastered with a watermark, anyone can use your copyrighted work for their own commercial and personal gains provided they have made a small effort to search for the original owner. If no owner can be found, they are free to do with it whatever they want.
There is nothing to stop people simply removing data embedded in digital files and pleading ignorance to the original author of the work.”
100,000 signatures are needed. Around 28,000 have signed so far. If you live within the UK, want to support artists for their hard work, and basically give credit where credit is due, head over here and sign the petition. Do drop by the forum if you would like to join the conversation. And please pass on the message!