I must say, this has made my day as I’ve read it over and over and am now planning to go to twitter, which I seldom do, and follow both these institutions… just for the rhetoric… the fun, the insights the learning the smiles and laughs that are coming out of my mouth and stimulating my thinking… now all that’s needed is one of the Museums of Art to chime RA or the British Museum in with The Natural History Museum and the Science Museum — here…! OR how about the US getting in on this… LACMA or MOCA
OPENING STATEMENT: “2017 is undoubtedly the year of the feud. As celebrities and corporations alike take to Twitter to hash things out, two of the UK’s most respected scientific institutions, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum have got in on the action.
It all started with this rather innocous tweet, during The Natural History Museum’s Ask a Curator event on Twitter, where users could tweet in questions to The Natural History Museum’s twitter account. The resulting back and forth is… continued here at Newstatesman article
“Pretty much all artists believe their art is automatically copyrighted the instant it’s completed and protected from acts of infringement– and they’re right, it is. According to United States Copyright Law, and quoting from the copyright.gov website, your art is considered copyright protected from “the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.” Sounds like everything’s peachy and you’re covered, right? Not so fast.
Yes, your art is automatically copyrighted, but believing that no further action is necessary in terms of formally registering it with the United States Copyright Office can be a major mistake. According to Copyright Law, formally registering works of art is far more advantageous over not registering them in several very substantial ways. Before getting into specifics here, be aware that only certain types of art are likely to be infringed upon. Most art has…”