Links here are excellent reference for these indie art life essentials. At the end of this post there is a gallery of memes and images promoting awareness of the value of artWORK.
Copyright and Trademark
This page from the Graphic Artists Guild website covers the FAQ on Copyright and Trademark, as well as some buisness basics like contracts and pricing guides: https://graphicartistsguild.org/resources/
Copyright infographics by artist Lili Chin. Free downloads on her website: https://blog.doggiedrawings.net/post/145814382301
AI art and the impact on Artists
Concept Art Association. This industry organization helps promote the role of concept artists. This page on their website explains basics on AI ant the advocay role of Concept Art Assocation raising awareness in the industry, the public at large, and lawmakers in Washington and at the Copyright Office: https://www.conceptartassociation.com/advocacy
Blog post with background on how Karla Ortiz became the face of the fight for artist's rights: http://stuartngbooks.blogspot.com/2022/10/karla-ortiz-raising-awareness-on-ai-art.html
Photo below of artist Karla Ortiz in her Studio
"Musa Victoriosa" by Karla Ortiz, 2023. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/13/technology/ai-art-generator-lensa-stable-diffusion.html
Karla Ortiz Blog -- In Nov 2022 Karla launched her KOrtiz Blog which she describes as"....is a personal space for Karla to share art, processes, ideas, and all things art. This is also a space that will chronicle all of Karla’s personal thoughts and research on emerging AI technologies, the companies behind it, and all the concerns this new tech brings, from the artist’s perspective." https://www.kortizblog.com/ (Photo below is from the KOrtiz blog)
GLAZE -- background on, and link for the latest version of this free software, developed at University of Chicago, for artists to use to protect their online art images from being "scraped" for AI data sets. https://glaze.cs.uchicago.edu/index.html#whatis
Video from GLAZE creator Ben Zhao at SAND Lab, University of Chicago.
An earlier blog post about GLAZE
GALLERY OF MEMES AND IMAGES