Here, Neil Tortorella offers a brief overview of design copyright law and intellectual property rights for creative professionals.
It happens all the time—the big guy steals the little guy’s idea, makes all of the money and leaves the little guy with nothing. That’s what allegedly happened with designer Tuesday Bassen and Spanish clothing and accessories retailer Zara. You probably remember the controversy that started with a few disgruntled tweets calling out the brand...
Copyright law is far from simple, or perfect. This is a subject that all creative people have a vested interest in. It’s time for all designers to learn more about protecting their rights.
In this excerpt from his course on intellectual property rights, William Borchard explains the difference between inspiration and copyright infringement.
For most people the legalities of whether or not your work is protected are illusive at best. This excerpt from the 14th edition of The Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing & Ethical Guidelines helps navigate the murky waters of copyright law for designers.
Wondering where to draw the line on intellectual property rights? Find out how to protect your design work and how to not infringe on the intellectual property rights of others.
My client wants me to make their website look just like an established brand's site. Are they trying to throw me under the bus? Isn't this against design ethics? What should I do?