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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Transcript: 1/19/12

TOPIC: How do you protect your art online? #kidlitart 1-19-12


  1. Great topic! Sorry I missed it last night but thanks for the transcript. I guess I should be more vigilant.

  2. Agreed. I missed it too, dang it. I have to say though that Jim Hoover, Associate Art Director for Viking Books feels strongly that watermarks are way too distracting and that he preferred being able to download art directly from the website. He talked about (at an SCBWI conference of course) that no art director would use somebody else's art and not to worry about it.

  3. Thanks for the tip, Meridth. Perhaps having a link to a protected (blind) page for ADs would allow posting and downloading work w/o watermarks, etc. You could add the link to the protected area to your promo mailings.

    I don't think it's ADs people are worried about--watermarks and other obstacles to copying are an attempt to slow down theft of images by unscrupulous bloggers and product developers.