Greetings again. I love this show and I love listening to Jake, Will and Lee. They cover lots of topics that are relatable to anything creative - not just illustration. It's also rare that I actually laugh out loud with a podcast - which they make me do from time to time.
I'm looking for a 3-Point Perspective show, with their thoughts on licensing, copyright and piracy. I've listened to every episode, but can't recall this topic covered. If so, please remind me of the episode.
As we share more content on the internet and the world, these works become open to unauthorized misuse. What should illustrators and creators do to protect themselves and their work? Lawyers are too expensive, so what options do we have available. I'd love to know what resources folks use, not only to protect their work, but also go after folks that steal their work. Also, what are your thoughts on Creative Commons licensing?
One personal example is, I did an piece (during Inktober) that I donated the 'usage' to a local, non-profit organization so that they can make t-shirts and promote an event. A person saw that art on that organization's Facebook event page, downloaded and had a tattoo made from it. At first I was flattered (still am), but I'm also a little annoyed that they used my art without permission, let alone compensation, and even worse without attribution. You'd think the tattoo artist would even raise the question as to the origination of the art.
This is a minor example, but I've heard stories of people getting art/photography stolen from IG and Flickr then commercially produced as totes, t-shirts, etc.