Reproduction of any kind of her paintings or drawings is strictly prohibited by federal and international copyright laws.
(This means it is illegal to print or electronically copy any images on annrea.com. And if you own a print or an original you do NOT own any reproduction rights.)
Federal and international copyright laws strictly prohibit reproduction of any kind without prior written authorization from Ann Rea, this is known as a license.
Those who reproduce Ann Rea's images are guilty of copyright infringement. Violators have been, and they will be, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
*What is copyright?
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works. Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act gives the owner of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following:
-To reproduce the work in copies
-To prepare derivative works based upon the work
-To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending
-To display the work publicly
It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright."