1st May 2013 - The “Instagram Act”


Just to inform my followers on here that I will not be posting artwork or photographs of my work until I have decided how best to tackle the recent copyright changes.

Termed the “Instagram Act”, legislation has been put through parliament to allow UK artists’ works (including photographers and illustrators amongst other creatives) to be taken and used without the author’s permission if an effort has been made to seek the owner’s identity.

Essentially this means that someone can strip the copyright from your hard work, claim ignorance of the author, and do whatever they want with it, for personal or even commercial uses, and it will be LEGAL. This is a big change in human rights and copyright law that has had little coverage.

If you want to STOP the Legalised Theft of Copyrighted Works in the UK, here is an e-petition for you to sign.


https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/49422

You may share this post as much as you like - encourage others who care about creative people to sign it.

Kind regards to all my followers.

Hi there!
Just putting out a message to say thank you to all those lovely people who have followed my blog over the past year =].
I also have a Facebook page, if you would like to follow me on there =].

11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012 11/12/12
What I’ve been up to.
© Murklaw Illustrations 2012

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