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The Artist's Bill of Rights, by Don Schaefer

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Artists’ Bill of Rights is for everyone. Artists-Bill-of-Rights.org formed in 2007 by a group of professional photographers under the direction of Gordon Harrison, who sought to tame the Wild West of internet rights-grabbing competitions. Artists Bill of Rights wished to create a venue that provided a safe place for all people to learn how to protect their creative work online. In addition to the many content harvesters who steal whole websites’ worth of images, many competitions require overly broad terms for entry that deny the creator a fair deal for the use of their images. Artists Bill of Rights provides information on how to minimize your exposure to those schemes, and they list competitions that meet fair standards. Online contests with onerous rules are either rights-grabbing venues or overly-cautious competition organizers who don’t understand copyright and fear lawsuits. We try to sort the wheat from the chaff and worked

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Choosing A Safe Venue to Sell Your Art or Craft Online and Entering Competitions That Respect Your Copyright

By now most artists are preparing for the fair weather art show and festival season, yet many will also be grooming their websites for the occasion and perhaps looking for more places to sell their work online, including art sales websites and competitions. This can be an overwhelming experience due to the sheer number of such venues in existence today, and those with any understanding of the importance of the metadata in their images might question which sites will be faithful to them and which will not.

We have found LinkedIn.com to be a wealth of art resources, and recently we found that LinkedIn member ArtsyShark had published a list of 125 places to sell your art or craft online. With links, and without any endorsements. This fabulous compilation has now been increased to 150 online art marketing websites, and the post’s author has given permission for bloggers and artist

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