John T. Unger is an artist based in Michigan who uses scrap metal or his creations. He is perhaps best known for his Great Bowls of Fire: sculptures that double as firepits.
Yesterday, John was my guest on a call on which he gave us insight into a copyright lawsuit that has been brought against him and how it might affect other artists. You can listen to that 30-minute call here.
Neither John nor I are attorneys, so this recording shouldn’t be construed as legal advice. You should always consult an attorney for your individual situation.
MENTIONED ON THE RECORDING
1. John’s legal defense fund page outlines the case. You can read the document filed against him, which he could not discuss on the call.
2. Myows is a copyright management application set to launch November 9.
3. DefendArt.org is a holding spot for a future legal defense fund or foundation for all artists. It’s John’s way of paying it forward so that other artists will have the help he couldn’t find.
4. You can help John by buying his art or just giving an outright donation. Read more.
Please tweet this and pass it on to other artists. It’s too important to ignore and think it will never happen to you.