Rights Notification


Here with TML Arts, it is my goal to not only highlight my own work, but to promote and support artists through my blog and Artist Birthday Series as well. I claim no rights to any of the images used in the posts, nor do I claim rights to any text that has been credited to another source. Images are used through an understanding of Fair Use, Fair Dealing, or Fair Practice.

Whenever possible, photos are credited. If any image is requested by the owner of the image to be taken down, I very happy to do so. If you are the owner of an image I have used in a way that you do not feel comfortable with, please feel free to contact me here and I will remove your image. TML Arts strives for fairness and accuracy, and if I ever use anything inappropriately I sincerely request you contact me to rectify the situation.


Understanding of Fair Use

“Examples of Fair Use in United States copyright law include commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, and scholarship.” (Wikipedia)

17 U.S.C. § 107
Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 17 U.S.C. § 106 and 17 U.S.C. § 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:

  • the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • the nature of the copyrighted work;
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  • the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.”
    (Wikipedia)

For more information about Fair Use, Fair Dealing or Fair Practice, please see the following:

  • https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/03/us-court-rules-online-photos-fair-use/
  • https://www.pixsy.com/academy/image-user/fair-use-fair-dealing/
  • https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/copyright-fair-use-and-how-it-works-for-online-images/
  • https://www.canto.com/blog/fair-use-images/