Do not copy my art, without my written permission.

This includes looking at my art while trying to copy it with your own art supplies.  This includes for "educational purposes" and for "fair use".  This applies even if you are not copying my art for profit.

There are two ways to copy a visual artist's work.  One way is to take a digital image of the art, the other is to try to recreate it yourself.  Both of these ways of using a living artist's work, without the owner's permission, is illegal.  Both are considered "Copyright Infringement".  When you try to recreate my art with your own hands, it is called an "Unauthorized Derivative" and is a federal offense.

Copying my art for school does not make it legal.  Simply stating that it is for "educational purposes" does not make it legal.  Using art legally, in accredited schools, for "educational purposes" refers to talking about the art, showing an image in the classroom for reference only, and perhaps printing a limited amount of them for reference only.  This does not mean students are allowed to recreate them.

Using my art, to teach others to copy it, is also not legal.  This includes all accredited schools, home schools, paint and drink wine schools, art schools, birthday parties and just for fun.

If you are going to copy an artist's work, without asking their permission, you must use public domain images or Old Master's paintings, that are legally eligible to be used in this way.  Just because the artist is no longer living, does not mean their art is legal to copy.  You must do research to insure you are not copying illegally.

My art is not available for copying.  
Even if you own the artwork, you do not own the copyright and are not legally able to copy the art.

All Rights are Reserved unless I give you written permission.
Please respect my rights!

Best regards,
Carol Schiff

If you are an artist, and would like to adopt this policy as your own, please feel free to use some, or all of it.  Paste and copy, replace my name with yours, and post it on your site.

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