Some people write complete and utter rubbish about copyright on social media.
Beware that you are NOT sucked in with the sentiments and falsehoods they share.
Here's one such....
Like I said! not worth the paper it's written on or typed on a keyboard! You lose the right to any copyright if you share it on any social media site. Look at Facebooks acknowledgement clause! You have to be careful what ever you show. I'm not saying it's right! but like the song says "It's like that, it's just the way it is!" If anyone is daft enough to share, works of art on any social media site, before they have made enough money themselves out of it. Is a fool!
and here's my response
re. "You lose the right to any copyright if you share it on any social media site. "
What to do if you see copyright infringement on Facebook
For the record:
For those using Paypal as a method for customers to pay for your art...
Have you read the Policy UpDate published this month by PayPal? If not you might like to take time out to do so. There are two important paragraphs
The first relates to their use of the intellectual property of your business i.e. their use of your brands and logos. It applies to relates to all businesses (e.g. your art business) which use PayPal. I'm guessing that they want this right to use brandnames and logos for marketing purposes.
The new paragraph at section 1.3 reads as follows: “You grant the PayPal Group the worldwide right to use and depict your business name, trademarks and logos on our website and in our mobile and web applications for the purpose of displaying information about your business and its products and services.”
The second is a requirement that you neither disparage PayPal nor use surcharges in excess of those relating to other forms of payment.
Note in particular the last sentences of the second and last paragraphs - which I've highlighted in bold! I can only think there has been a legal case which now means they need to highlight that they're not going to be liable for anything which is a criminal offence!
The issue for you is do you know how to avoid committing a criminal offence?
2. Non discouragement
There are also several amendments to the several amendments to the PayPal Buyer Protection policy
You can download PDF version of the Policy Update.
I've created a new page which tells you 'How to do a Reverse Image Search' in the Copyright section. I hope you find it useful.
Why do a reverse image search?
Here are some of the reasons why people want to locate images.
Over 70% of people
How the new page came about...
A long time ago I started by compiling a set of bookmarks on what to do - just for me
Then I wrote a blog post to share my summary of everything I'd found out about:
Then I created a website to share this information. This expanded on the blog and included the latest information and links to yet more advice.
Finally - I needed to move on from the sites which had been hosting this content - and I moved it here last week.
However before I published the new page I included some new advice and links e.g. to how to do a reverse image search using a mobile phone.
Do let me know if you've found any other useful sites which work well or offer good advice.
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