Contributing to the TaikoSource.com Clipart file is a great way to get the word out about your talents if you’re an artist or photographer, and a fabulous way to share with the whole taiko community if you’re a group. Simply email the info below to — contact [at] taiko [dot] biz — and we’ll work with you to get your work posted.
HUGE thanks for participating!
Title: Name of work (Alternate name)
Artist: Artist Name(s)
Application: Illustrator or PhotoShop native? (Or other)
Resolution: 300ppi at 100% use size is the minimum for good quality print.
File type: JPEG maximum quality, GIF transparency 256 colors, Vector line art (.ai, .eps)
Colorspace: CMYK? RGB? INDEX? Grayscale?
Copyright date: Year work was created
Copyright holder: (c) Artist (and/or others)
License: How would you like to get credit and have your work shared? (Take a look below…)
– Tell us info about the image to help people best use it. Themes, art production issues, background info, etc.
Choosing a License:
Copyright: You own your work for a while. People need to get permission to use your work until the copyright you secured expires. If you have work that is being shared without your permission, the TaikoSource.com Clipart file would be a good place to set the record straight. Please note: Copyright laws differ from country to country, and it is up to the copyright holder to properly obtain (register), track, and enforce their copyright.
Copyright U.S.: http://www.copyright.gov/
Copyright E.U.: http://ec.europa.eu/internal_market/copyright/index_en.htm
Copyright Japan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_Japan
Use with Permission: This category allows copyrighted works to be shared with specific conditions detailed by the copyright holder. A website or other contact information must accompany this category so prospective users can secure permission.
Copyleft: People can use your work, as long as they give you credit for the original work — and — offer the work they create from it under the same license. Creative Commons has a variety of copyleft licenses. http://creativecommons.org/choose/
Use with Proper Credit: This category allows works to be shared by the copyright holder where the only condition for sharing is that they are properly credited as the work’s creator.
Public Domain: Works no longer protected by copyright. Anyone can use the work for anything. Though the original creator is usually credited in some way.
Free-to-Use: Works made freely available with no expectation of originator credit or compensation.
Open Source: In non-software terms this has come to mean, works made freely available with no expectation of originator credit or compensation.
Original software development definition: http://opensource.org/osd