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Terms of Use

All works, including text photographs, graphics and images created by Leanne Wildermuth are the sole property of Leanne Wildermuth. The artist retains all copyrights of all works, including commissioned pieces. You (the viewer) may use NON COMMISSIONED images (anything that isn’t “custom” or one of my own family members) for personal display on your blog, website or home computer as long as proper credit is given. If you have questions about my terms, please ask. You may not alter, transform, or build upon any of my work in any way.

PROPER CREDIT/TEXT TO DISPLAY WITH IMAGES:
Photography:
“Image Copyright ©Leanne Wildermuth, Wildermuth Creative Portraits, intricateart.com

Artwork (Non-Commissioned paintings):
“Artwork by Leanne Wildermuth” (linked)

You may not remove any copyright marks from my images.

Link to the image source (http://intricateart.com). I would also appreciate prior knowledge of intended use.


Creative Commons License
These works are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.


 

LICENSING
View Licensing Info. Please contact me directly in regards to licensing my work for commercial use, profit, or redistribution.

The following are excerpts from the US Copyright Office. If you are not familiar with Copyright law, I highly recommend you review these laws in their entirety. It seems many people believe that any image found on the internet or “Googled” are free for the taking, and that is not the case.

Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author or those deriving their rights through the author can rightfully claim copyright.

What Is Copyright

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act generally gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:

  • To reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords;
  • To prepare derivative works based upon the work;
  • To distribute copies or phonorecords of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending;
  • To perform the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and motion pictures and other audiovisual works;
  • To display the work publicly, in the case of literary, musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, pantomimes, and pictorial, graphic, or sculptural works, including the individual images of a motion picture or other audiovisual work; and
  • In the case of sound recordings*, to perform the work publicly by means of a digital audio transmission.

In addition, certain authors of works of visual art have the rights of attribution and integrity as described in section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act. For further information, request Circular 40, Copyright Registration for Works of the Visual Arts.

It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright. These rights, however, are not unlimited in scope. Sections 107 through 121 of the 1976 Copyright Act establish limitations on these rights. In some cases, these limitations are specified exemptions from copyright liability. One major limitation is the doctrine of fair use, which is given a statutory basis in section 107 of the 1976 Copyright Act. In other instances, the limitation takes the form of a compulsory license under which certain limited uses of copyrighted works are permitted upon payment of specified royalties and compliance with statutory conditions. For further information about the limitations of any of these rights, consult the copyright law or write to the Copyright Office.

COMMISSIONED (CUSTOM) PAINTINGS:
In the case of commissioned works (custom paintings), my Terms of Use are very clear. Images may not be used in any way unless specific authorization is obtained from me. Custom paintings of pets or people are owned by my clients, and I will not authorize use unless I have a written release from the client. I retain all copyright to custom works as well, clients are not authorized to use commissioned work for profit or make reproductions or alterations without contacting me.

USE AS TUBES/SIGNATURE TAGS:
You may use NON COMMISSIONED images (anything that isn’t “custom” or one of my own family members) for personal display on your blog, website or home computer as long as proper credit is given. If you have questions about my terms, please ask. You may not alter, transform, or build upon images that I create in any way.

Licensing

Unless specifically purchased, your artwork – custom or otherwise – is covered under Fair Use. I retain copyright to all of my work unless exclusive rights are purchased and granted.

License fees vary based on personal use (personal logos, t-shirt, random web product use) and professional use (business logos & commercial products).

If you wish to modify any of my images or artwork, you are required to purchase full copyright release. If you do not purchase a release, you are legally liable for altering original artwork without consent of the artist.

I welcome you to request a quote on licensing/releasing any of my artwork for anything beyond personal display on a website or blog.

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