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.
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.
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?