Protection of an Artist’s Work is accomplished by Copyright. Legend Galleries protects its Alliance Artist’s, Patrons & Partners thru its “Alliance Agreement.” Within our agreement we address the issues of “Original Works,” “Reproduction,” “Display,” and we assure participation in the residual cash streams they generate. Below is a guide written by Melissa Black, Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Art’s, it contains some well written information on the topic of protection. It is considered easy to understand, and will get you up to speed: PLEASE NOTE: Melissa Black is not affiliated with Legend Galleries.
USER-FRIENDLY GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT BY MELISSA BLACK FOR PHILADELPHIA VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS, [PVLA]
The purpose of this pamphlet is to provide the artist/author with a general guide to Copyright law. It is intended to provide answers to the most frequently asked questions. This pamphlet is, by no means, exhaustive of the possibilities of protection afforded by the Copyright Law. In the event that this pamphlet doesn’t address a specific question, the reader should either consult with an attorney experienced in this area or do further research. There are many helpful publications offered by PVLA, which the reader might explore.
Throughout this pamphlet, there will be reference to the federal copyright statute, Title 17 of the United States Code. The purpose of doing this is to provide the reader with the appropriate citation should one want to do further research.