From the United States Government Copyright Office...
The owner of copyright has the exclusive right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work. This right is subject to limitations found in section 107 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code). One of the important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.” The doctrine of fair use has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and is in the copyright law.
Examples of the various purposes for which the reproductions may be considered fair can be, criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, research, etc.
The goal of Fantasy Art Village is to be a compendium of Erotic Fantasy Art & Pinups and the illustrators that created them. Therefore, we can assure you that any and all images on this website are used for criticism, analysis, conjecture, evaluation, education, and in strict compliance with the laws of the United States of America.
The images used on this website have been submitted by (mostly) anonymous users in good faith that they accurately depict the author's work and have not been modified or misrepresented. We can not be accountable for errors in submissions. However, if there are images in our collection that you would like to replace with better versions or include additional information, please contact us immediately for a prompt response.
Protect your work!
It is your responsibility as a professional artist to protect your own work. If your work has ever been shown, then it is probably on the internet somewhere. The most effective means of protecting your work are:
1. Make sure your signature is visible. For copies intended for digital circulation among the public, it is quite acceptable to add a "digital signature" which can be a "rubber-stamp" of your real signature, or include additional information like the title of the piece, year, and website address.
2. Watermark your work. This is the practice of destroying the commercial usability of an image by placing logos or other artifacts on top of the image. In my opinion this is somewhat unnecessary and should be used with restraint. Most images on the web today are under 2,000 pixels wide and this is simply not suitable for commercial use. On this website the displayed image is typically no larger than 800 x 600 pixels.
3. EXIF Data - This is probably the most effective tool you can use for protecting your work. Just like images from a camera, web images can also have embedded information in the file that is hidden to the viewer. There are many fields to choose from including GPS coordinates of your city, but the important ones are: your name, title, year, description, statement, and your website address!