Intellectual Property & Publicity Right
Here at Walls Nation, we have an obligation towards artists to make sure that every artwork sold on the website is in the Public Domain, Our Designs & those whom artists gave us full consent under terms of Walls Nation Artists contract to showcase, reproduce & commercially sell their artwork, we try our best to track the authors for any artistic work sold on the website.
If you are an artist whom you happen to see your artwork sold on our portals & did not give consent nor have a contract with us, contact us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walls Nation is a community built on respect and recognition of artists. We ask, rather we beg, that you remember this when you are an artist asking posting work on Walls Nation. If you make sure that all the works you upload consist of your very own, original ideas and are not infringing on the intellectual property or publicity rights of another, you will help us foster the supportive and creative environment of Walls Nation. AND, besides being counter to all that Walls Nation stands for, stealing other people’s work and passing it off as your own is against the law:
There are several international treaties that relate to intellectual property, but the laws are not uniform across the world. However, generally speaking…
COPYRIGHT law protects the expression of an original idea recorded in a tangible form, such as artwork in the form of photographs or paintings and literary works in the form of poems or stories.
TRADEMARK law protects the use of words, symbols, designs or logos that identify and distinguish a source of goods.
PUBLICITY RIGHTS protect an individual’s name, image and likeness. Basically this means you can’t use someone else’s identity, to your commercial advantage, without their consent.
A NOTE ON FAIR USE: You might be able to incorporate someone else's copyright or trademark into your own work, if you do it in such a way that that is considered "fair use" or in such a way that qualifies as another permissible use. However, please be aware that “fair use” typically applies in limited circumstances and isn’t the same as “freedom of speech”. Quite frankly “fair use” is a difficult concept, even for the experts, and the scope of “fair use” is different in different countries. So even if you think you’ve created a work covered by “fair use” or another permissible use, you should talk to an attorney prior to using it in connection with the Walls Nation. While some uses might appear “fair” or permissible to you, we ask that you understand that Walls Nation must act in accordance with its Notice and Takedown procedure when a report has been received. Additionally, certain works may be taken down without a specific report being received if we are otherwise alerted or aware of potential infringement issues.
We do apologize that we are legally not able to provide individual copyright, trademark or publicity rights advice, or give personal opinions on these matters.