Credit Don’t Copy

I was hesitant to write about copyright because I’m aware not many people see my work. I do feel like that will change soon, but regardless if you are reading this post take it as a reminder, rather than a warning.

From now on you will see this, COPYRIGHT © 2021 THE EXISTENTIALIST at the bottom of every post and page.

If you want to use my art or quotes from my blog posts please contact me here. If you are interested in a commission or would like to know more about The Existentialist feel free to contact me.

All love, stay rad and remember to credit, don’t copy.

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What is Copyright?

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that gives its owner the exclusive right to make copies of a creative work, usually for a limited time. The creative work may be in a literary, artistic, educational, or musical form. 

What does it do? What about fair use?

Fair use is a legal doctrine that promotes freedom of expression by permitting the unlicensed use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances. … Nature of the copyrighted work: This factor analyzes the degree to which the work that was used relates to copyright’s purpose of encouraging creative expression.

What is the punishment for copyright infringement?

If found guilty of copyright infringement in a magistrate’s court, your business could be fined up to $50,000 and you could face a jail term of up to six months. If the case reaches a Crown Court, fines can be unlimited and the maximum sentence up to ten years’ imprisonment. The scale of the infringement has an impact.

How do you get copyrighted?

The initial filing of a copyright application will cost between $50 and $65 depending on the type of form, unless you file online which will then only cost you $35. There are special fees for registering a copyright application claim in a group or obtaining additional certificates of registration as well.

How long does copyright last?

The term of copyright for a particular work depends on several factors, including whether it has been published, and, if so, the date of first publication. As a general rule, for works created after January 1, 1978, copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus an additional 70 years(USA). In Canada, it is the life of the creator, plus 50 years after their death. Therefore, copyright protection will expire on December 31 of the 50th year after the creator dies.

Learn More About Canadian Copyright Laws 

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Sources:

Office, U.S. Copyright. “More Information on Fair Use.” More Information on Fair Use | U.S. Copyright Office, www.copyright.gov/fair-use/more-info.html.

How much does a copyright cost? ADLI Law Group. (2016, April 12). https://www.adlilaw.com/how-much-does-a-copyright-cost/.

Office, U. S. C. (n.d.). How Long Does Copyright Protection Last? (FAQ) | U.S. Copyright Office. https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/faq-duration.html.

What is copyright law – and what happens if you break it?: Start Up Loans. Start Up Loans Company. (2020, September 3). https://www.startuploans.co.uk/business-advice/what-is-copyright-law/.


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I am human, just like you. I have been around for almost 20 years and although it may not be a lot of time to some, it feels like I've been alive forever. To cope with all the things my life has given me; good and bad, I've always been a writer. Maybe I didn't know or necessarily want to be a writer, but I was always on the creative side, not really understanding how different I was from others; I'm really not that different from you. To this day I'm still eager to learn more about myself, to improve and grow amorphously. I want to use this fuel of constant self-discovery as the direct source of 'energy' that can create whatever I want it to, making writing for me a healthier coping mechanism than most I've tried in my lifetime. That being said, I believe that starting my blog, The Existentialist, (all thanks to Wordpress and Bluehost teams) I finally have the opportunity and creative outlet to unleash my passion for art; writing. The beginning is never easy, and it won't get much easier I am aware. I can only believe in myself and keep my expectations to a minimum; I like to believe I hold no expectations, but they seem unavoidable. To whoever reads this, I'm not one to care about views or reads, I won't encourage/pressure you to read my work because for me, the thrill really comes from just making a finished piece of work I'm happy with, regardless if it is read by others or not; judgement from others is what I've feared all my life. I can only encourage you to have an open mind as a reader and believe in me as much as I believe in myself to accumulate the courage to start showing my creative writing(art) to the world. Everybody creates things in their lifetime, I am just another one of those beings; whether you like it or not, nouns (persons, places and 'things') exist to teach us something about ourselves. There is always more to learn...

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