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The rights of Phil Kendall in signing his paintings or works of art as PK, have been asserted to him in accordance with The UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. That signature is always placed lower left & it looks like this:-

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All rights are reserved. No images of my art can be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying or otherwise without the prior written permission from me, Phil Kendall, the copyright holder. Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of my copyrighted images. This also applies to the entire, word and image content of his Website. 

Any art student may try to reproduce any painting made by me, Phil Kendall, purely for their own personal art educational experience. That copy cannot ever be sold by them. Any art student may exhibit their copy of my art. However it should be clearly labelled it as: "A reproduction of a painting [called xxx] originally made by the artist Phil Kendall". This label is to be attached to upper right corner on the face of their exhibit. I would expect them to send an image of their copy to me via email, purely for my archival history.

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Piracy is a term that was first used in the UK way back in 1603 for the unauthorised copying or distribution or the selling of copyrighted works of intellectual property. That intellectual property of that day was in the form of the printed book. The printed book was the new technology of that time. Making pirate copy books in 1603 involved a team of people working at a considerable expense in needing to; finding a big room, a printing press, printing inks and paper to print on. In 1603 it took much skill and great effort to make a pirated copy of any book. Those pirated books were easily spotted and quickly stopped.

Put simply piracy is anyone copying my art without my permission and then passing it off as being their art. Today this is still both illegal and punishable under UK & International law.

Pirated art is distributed as an extension of a freedom of expression. Put simply piracy means I do the work and they get the kudos of recognition for it and any they accrue the financial rewards due to me and my art. It is not just a case of simple theft it's also about them capitalising on my work.

Internet piracy involves manipulating an image taken from my website and then posting on their website. The pirate simply passes off my art as being theirs. Today it is much harder to spot pirated copies than back in 1603.

Please do not participate or otherwise encourage internet piracy. It's the same principle as in 1603. Now it is just easier to make and a lot cheaper to do and it only needs one person. Just what is that person sitting next to you doing on their laptop? Home

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