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What is free drawing?

“Fiction, art, design, or photography—any work of creative creation that can be shared directly with others without compensation,” says the Department of Education. According to the federal website, one can be considered free drawing if the work is created, distributed, or displayed under copyright or a trademark.

The site provides definitions for the two key elements of free drawing: copyright and a trademark.

The first, copyright, defines an entity that owns a creative work. This entity is a copyright holder. Under copyright law, people can only create works that can be copyrighted.

The second, trademark, defines a term that a person can apply for a right to use. In this case, this definition is considered a trademark, and an individual can sell their artwork for use in connection with a business owned by the right holder.

Is my artwork protected?

The Department of Education is clear, however, that you cannot copyright the work of you and a neighbor to your home. Your neighbor’s artwork is considered protected if it can be used by others, but the work may not be sold for profit.

What do I need to create a work of art or a cartoon?

According to the Department of Education, you need access to a computer and a printer to use the online tool to create a drawing, drawing a sculpture, painting, model, or other artwork.

Some of you may already know what you need to get started, for example, the computer and a large enough screen, the printer and ink or paint, a scanner or scanner, and the appropriate software. If you’re in a hurry, you can download the file at no cost to you directly from the Department of Education’s online service.

Once you have the files, there are a variety of programs to get started with. For this reason, the online tool offers several ways for you to create your artwork—just click one of the options to find them.

Can I create my artwork online?

Yes. When you create your artwork online, it automatically uploads to the Department of Education’s service. It is important, however, to review the information you entered and to verify that the artist has created the work for you.


Are your work protected when I use the website?

The Department of Education considers digital art protected if the work does not and cannot be infringed and the original work is also being made public. If you cannot agree upon a copyright in your works, the