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How do you add copyright information in Photoshop?





cps31
Copyrighting the images is now a must to do thing. Can you please let me know, how you put the copyright information in Photoshop?
sailor69
Also, how do we get info on copyright law about website materials in the United States?

I understand that no information provided here or anywhere on Frihost is considered legal advice.

I want to create a logo for my site. I've downloaded a number of clipart images. I understand I must alter at least thirty percent of an image, other than photos, to make it copyrightable.

Two federal government resources are:
https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/index.html

and https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/trademark-assistance-center

These are very large sites and I haven't found that information. Just knowing the right keywords to search would be helpful.

I did not find anything helpful on commercial sites either.
deanhills
I'd say common sense should be the guide. Like most Websites have a section where they outline their copyright policy and rules for people who want to use materials from their site.

One should be careful particularly to copy domain names or Website content - as that could turn into plagiarism.

Copyright usually rests with the person who created the art work or wrote the copy unless there is a special agreement with the owner of the Website or the employer of the person if the owner or employer is someone other than the person who created the art or wrote the content.

If there is no guideline, best is to find the author of the art and ask the author direct.

I once was helping someone with a Birding Website, and it was not that very difficult to track the person who was responsible for the birding photo, and they were always good about giving their permission as long as credit was given to them.
cps31
sailor69 wrote:
Also, how do we get info on copyright law about website materials in the United States?

I understand that no information provided here or anywhere on Frihost is considered legal advice.

I want to create a logo for my site. I've downloaded a number of clipart images. I understand I must alter at least thirty percent of an image, other than photos, to make it copyrightable.

Two federal government resources are:
https://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/index.html

and https://www.uspto.gov/learning-and-resources/support-centers/trademark-assistance-center

These are very large sites and I haven't found that information. Just knowing the right keywords to search would be helpful.

I did not find anything helpful on commercial sites either.

Thank you for the links, I will have a look on them soon. But I just wanted to ask is there anyway put copyright information into the images so that no one can change that even though they are copying our images.
cps31
deanhills wrote:
I'd say common sense should be the guide. Like most Websites have a section where they outline their copyright policy and rules for people who want to use materials from their site.

One should be careful particularly to copy domain names or Website content - as that could turn into plagiarism.

Copyright usually rests with the person who created the art work or wrote the copy unless there is a special agreement with the owner of the Website or the employer of the person if the owner or employer is someone other than the person who created the art or wrote the content.

If there is no guideline, best is to find the author of the art and ask the author direct.

I once was helping someone with a Birding Website, and it was not that very difficult to track the person who was responsible for the birding photo, and they were always good about giving their permission as long as credit was given to them.

Thank you for sharing your own experience here, I got some idea now on what should be my next step!
jestoy0514
Hi good evening, I suggest create a license for your image to protect your work. I have search some options that you want to do in order to achieve your goal. I have place a link below. The first one is for closed source license and the other is for your to edit your image's metadata in order for you to add a copy right via Photoshop. Try to read it and it might be the one you were asking. I hope this links will help you. Have fun and good luck.

https://softwareengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/68134/best-existing-license-for-closed-source-code

http://retouchingacademy.com/embed-copyright-and-contact-information-in-your-image-file-metadata/
SonLight
What you seem to be looking for is a watermark, a pattern or visual identification embedded in your photos which you can use to prove it was copied if necessary. See this wikipedia article for a definition.

One company which provides a service of adding watermarks is watermark.ws. I would recommend doing more research and comparing their service with others, as I know nothing about them.
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