Someone Stole Lisa Congdon’s Art And She’s Pissed (She Should Be)

“In the world of art & illustration, you can use the artwork of artists on your products as long as you ask permission, sign a licensing agreement with the artist, and agree to compensate them. I sell my images to companies all the time, companies who ask my permission and compensate me for my intellectual property. In this case, I was never contacted, asked permission or paid. That is called copying. It’s also called stealing.”

Getting Paid for Art Not Easy

Artists in Canada get guaranteed stipends. In the U.S., they don't.