My two cents on Copyright Infringement

My policy on copying my art

I am adding this to my website because it is necessary to protect my art. It is important for all of us to protect our creations. 

Please do not copy my art without written permission or financial compensation.

This includes looking at my art while you are trying to copy it with your own art supplies. This includes for "educational purposes” and for “fair use”.  This applies even if you are not copying my art for profit.

There are two ways to copy a visual artist’s work. One way is to take a digital image of the art another way is to try and re-create it yourself. Both of these ways of using a living artist’s work without the owner’s written permission is illegal. Both are considered copyright infringement. When you try to re-create my art with your own hands it is called an unauthorized derivative and this is a federal offense.

Using my art to teach others to copy it is also not legal. This includes all accredited schools, home schools, paint and drink wine schools, art schools, birthday parties and just for fun.

If you were going to copy an artist work without asking their permission stick with public domain images for old masters painting that are legally eligible to be used in this way.

Andrea Lavery Copyright © All rights for all artworks sold and available are reserved. The images of artworks and the artworks in general from my website, social media, and Etsy store cannot be copied, altered, reproduced or distributed in any form without my written permission. Any derivatives, attempted imitation of my artwork, duplication and or editing of photos is expressly forbidden by federal law. 

The collage above is a small collection of my infringements.