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The Truth About Creative Copyright

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What is creative copyright? Who owns a design and when/when not you can reproduce a piece of design? What is copyright infringement and how it works?

If you are bothered by any of these questions, this slide deck provides a complete guide to securing design work. It covers all aspects of copyright and what it means for designers and businesses. Bookmark this go-to-guide!

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The Truth About Creative Copyright

  1. 1. The Truth About Creative Copyright
  2. 2. Copyright Explained
  3. 3. What does this legal mumble jumble mean though…
  4. 4. 1. Designer who creates the design is the rightful owner of the copyright.
  5. 5. Work made for hire … ifs and buts.
  6. 6. Work made for clients
  7. 7. 2.Designer owns copyright unless assigned to someone else.
  8. 8. Copyright is really a bundle of several exclusive rights.
  9. 9. Right To Reproduce
  10. 10. Right To Display Or Showcase
  11. 11. Right To Derivative Work
  12. 12. Each exclusive right in the copyright bundle can be owned separately.
  13. 13. Why designers should retain the copyright?
  14. 14. Copyright 101: track the client's intended use of your work
  15. 15. When is it appropriate for the client to own your entire copyright?
  16. 16. Copyright 101: ensure continuing right to display/reproduce the work in your portfolios.
  17. 17. Copyright Infringement
  18. 18. Infringement happens when the second work is “substantially similar” to the original work.
  19. 19. If an average person viewing the design recognizes that the “artistic expression” in one was copied from the other, it is copyright infringement.
  20. 20. Want to add something? We’re all ears.

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