here’s an article i found on CG talk, link to article:http://mag.awn.com/index.php?ltype=pageone&article_no=3605, and it talks about the copyright issues of creative works such as photography, drawings, sketches, videos anything to do with art and creative works.
“As an artist, you have to read this article or you could lose everything you’ve ever created! ” – quote from article
i don’t think i quite fully understand it cause i am no good with law or english 😛 and i think it basically means that if you don’t overlay your entire art works with copyright watermark of some sort anyone or any company can come along and crop the region that doesn’t have water mark and use it for free and don’t have to worry about any penalty at all.
i am most likely to be wrong but it seems to me that’s what it means, anyway check it out if you do any creative work for a living, but not only does this affect artist but also it affects anyone who consumes any creative works such as photographs, paintings, drawings or even movies because if artists won’t make a living doing creative and artist works they will stop doing it because everyone needs to make a living, so give it a read and if you disagree with this.
i am not in the US so there’s really not much i can do really, and i don’t think i fully understand it but it really sounds serious, give it a read.