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Default Re: Do you supply your customers with pictures of a custom design before they purchase it for "free" or charge a "fee"???

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Originally Posted by BlingItOn
So by just watermarking a design is not protecting my image from being copied it's just making it easier to make for the person that is willing to copy it.
You are correct, it all comes down to who is approached and what they are willing to do for profit, any design can be copied, any artwork can be stolen, it's up to the individual to weigh the risk vs rewards of stealing other peoples work.

I don't know how it works with rhinestones, but in my mind artwork is artwork, someone put their thought and effort into the design, is it unique? who can say but if it's a concept of yours, and you started with an idea regardless of where that idea came from, and you didn't take another piece of artwork and modify it to suit your purpose, then in my mind it's original, it's yours, you own the rights to it, therefore you should protect it, a watermark is a good way, but all original artwork is automatically copyrighted when it is created, adding a copyright to your original designs is the first step to protecting your hard work.

Hope this helps.
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