Art Management: Copyright

ArtOnSuperyachts 20 minutes

Copyright is a property. This is the one rule you need to know!

It is something you can own or give away. If you paint something, you have an automatic right over it for your entire life and for (in most countries) 70 years after your death. Even Picasso’s and other artist's doodles on napkins bear rights as they are by a unique creator.

Copyright is also called Intellectual Property and applies widely to all creations. There are many other forms of 'IP' such as inventions - I'm sure you've heard of patents.

There are many types of copyright. In this course, we are discussing the creative arts: Painting, Writing, Composing, Arranging, Performing, Photography, Film, and Fonts. We also focus heavily on artists reproduction.

It is important to understand the basics of artists' rights or creators rights so as to avoid infringing copyright. If your employer or an owner possesses a painting, it does not necessarily mean they can treat it as such in every way. Some regulations may still apply to the artwork in order to protect the artist or photographer.

When thinking about copyright, it is always best to imagine that you are the creator of the painting or art form. Would you find the intended use acceptable? This includes the subject, person or company you may be associating the artwork with.



Course author

ArtOnSuperyachts

Art On Superyachts is dedicated to the protection and preservation of fine art in international waters. We aim to help Crew and Captains with the burden of priceless objects under their care. We are a training company and consultancy assisting with onboard art collections. Our founder Pandora Mather-Lees, an Oxford-educated art historian has over 20 years of experience in the commercial art sector. She has worked with galleries, museums, auctions houses, art-related platforms, logistics, education and professional art organisations.

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  2. Price: Certificate issuing cost $49.99.
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  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 20 minutes
  5. Intended for: Intended for Masters and interior personnel onboard superyachts, Owners and handlers of fine arts.
  6. Reference: Not based on any reference