an artists reference to COPYRIGHT LAW
content provided by Kohel Haver, Attorney | Portland, Oregon

In my experience as an attorney specializing in working with artists, there are two reasons why it is important for an artist to be familiar with the basic principles of copyright law:

  1. You want to know how to protect your work to control how, if at all, others can use it.

  2. You want to know how to use someone's material either with permission, or know how much can you use without asking permission. (or how much trouble you can get in if you don't ask)