Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Copyright issues

The stated purpose of this blog is to review the websites of artists who work in pastel. A side-effect of this is that the artists featured, who already have a web presence, have their website, and thereby their artwork, publicised. The site also acts as a directory of pastel artists' websites - already, since its inception in November 2009, the most comprehensive on the internet.

It is generally recognised that reviewers may make use of material that is copyright for the purposes of review. I operate under that principle. However, I have received notice from one artist that they regard the posting of an image and a link to their website as an infringement of their copyright. I could modify the post, with the image and link deleted, but I have chosen to remove the post in its entirety. While this affects the comprehensive nature of the directory, I prefer to take this course.

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