Copyright Policy for Melissa Brunet

Hello. Thank you for respecting my intellectual property. If you are interested in licensing one of my illustrations, please contact the association below who manages all the intellectual property rights to my images (click to go directly to their site, where you will find an explanation in English of the kinds of usage rights they manage):

Notice: Artist Copyright – All works of art within this web site are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist’s works or statements may be used, downloaded, reproduced using any means, copied or transferred electronically, without a licensing agreement obtained via the SAIF.

COPYRIGHT FAQ

Do you hold the copyrights to your images?

Yes. All works of art within this website are protected under U.S. copyright laws and international conventions. No portion of the artist’s works or statements may used, copied, or transferred electronically, without a written licensing agreement via the SAIF.

Do you have a terms of use for your images?

Yes. The images (artwork) that appear on this site may not be removed from this site, may not be displayed anywhere else on the internet, may not be downloaded, and may not be copied or modified in any way without a licensing agreement via the SAIF. Using social media to link to images (artworks) on this site is, however, permitted with proper credits (name of artwork & artist + link back to source) and without creating any confusion as to authorship. It’s probably best to contact me if you’re not sure though…

Can I use your images for my project?

No. If you see this work being used on any other website please let me know through this contact form. Thanks!

What if I buy one of your images, then can I use it for my project?

No. When you purchase an image, you are only purchasing the license to use it under the terms negotiated via the SAIF – not the rights to reproduce it. Modifying or reproducing copyrighted artwork is considered copyright infringement and it is illegal.

What is copyright infringement?

With artwork, copyright infringement usually means that copyrighted artwork has been displayed, modified, distributed, or reproduced, without permission from the artist (or copyright owner).

I have changed one of your images with a graphics program, now can I use this "new" image?

No. As stated above, modifying copyrighted artwork is considered copyright infringement and it is illegal. I have and will continue to take action via the SAIF against all unauthorized use of my images.

What if I am not selling them, then is it okay to use your images?

No. It is illegal to use copyrighted images, even if it is not for profit.

Can I use your images if I include your copyright statement with each image?

No. Images can not be used without purchasing a license via the SAIF.

I saw your images on another site without a copyright notice, can I use those images?

No. An image does not have to have a copyright notice or symbol displayed with it in order to be copyrighted.

What happens if I get caught using copyrighted work?

You will be required to stop all illegal activities, your website may be temporarily or permanently disabled, you may be sued, fined and/or sentenced to several years in jail.

Remember most artwork is copyrighted, even if you can’t see a copyright notice. So if you are not 100% sure that you have permission, don’t use it!
Please contact me with any further questions.