Modern marketing for artists, photographers, and designers relies heavily upon an online presence on websites, blogs, and social media. These platforms give artists amazing opportunities to reach new fans and customers. Unfortunately, they also make them vulnerable to plagiarism and copyright theft, which has been increasing in recent years. Are you prepared to protect and defend your art? We’ve rounded up a collection of resources to help.

Do you know of other great resources to add to our list? Please put them in the comments.

What to Do When Your Art Has Been Stolen

Felt Magnet: What to Do About Online Art Theft & Plagiarism

Co.Design: Was Your Design Stolen? Follow These 6 Steps

Creativelive Blog: What do Do When Someone Steals Your Idea

aPhotoEditor: What to Do When Your Image is Stolen Online

Craft Industry Alliance: Legal Building Blocks — Takedown Notice

Graphic Artists Guild: Artwork Infringement–Steps to Protecting Your Rights

Personal Stories About Stolen Art

Christa Quilts: Christa’s Soapbox — Please Don’t Steal My Artwork

Shop Art Theft (Links to all the articles about Tuesday Bassen’s battle against Zara.)

Lilla Rogers Studio: Lisa Congdon — My Art Was Stolen for Profit (and How You Can Help)

Co.Design: How a Company Gets Away with Stealing Independent Designers’ Work

Protecting Your Work

Creative Commons: What Our Licenses Do

Art Business Info for Artists: Copyright for Artists

The Copyright Zone 

You Thought We Wouldn’t Notice: Legal Protection for Art in the United States

Legal Assistance

NCSC: Legal Aid and Pro Bono Organizations by State

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts

Resource Roundup for Protecting and Defending Art and Design

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