Sunday, April 26, 2009

Photography Policy for Photos Taken at AQS Quilt Show

This is a reminder that any photos of quilts taken at the AQS Quilt Show may be used for your own personal use only - that is viewed for your own pleasure. The photos of quilts may not be used for any commercial purpose or placed on the Internet without permission from the quiltmaker and the American Quilter's Society. The images of these quilts belong to the quiltmaker and are therefore protected by the copyright laws. So any use of the quilt images in a public way needs to be granted by the quiltmaker.

The same also applies to any recording of programs presented at the show by Eleanor Burns and Ricky Tims.

Here is information from the United States Copyright Office:

Copyright Registration
for Works of
the Visual Arts

General Information
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.” The owner of copyright in a work has the exclusive right to make copies, to prepare derivative works, to sell or distribute copies, and to display the work publicly. Anyone else wishing to use the work in these ways must have the permission of the author or someone who has derived rights
through the author. From Section 106A of the 1976 Copyright Act, Circular 40, Copyright Registration for Works of the Visual Arts.
Please respect the rights of these artists and request permission before using images of their quilts or programs in any way, or before placing them on the Internet.

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