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Contents of this website and all artworks, originals, reproductions/prints and photography are copyright Original Artworks by Mi ©current and previous years Michelle Harris-Clark (aka mi, mhc, mhclark and artwork by mi) are under copyright all rights reserved. - All rights reserved.  In short, all aspects and content of this website may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of/from the artist represented through original artwork by mi and website owner. You are not permitted to copy, broadcast, download, store (in any medium), transmit, show or play in public, adapt or change in any way the content of these web pages and/or images for any other purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of/from the artist represented through original artwork by mi and website owner.
A Few Words on Copyright Laws
All artwork is protected by copyright. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transfer, transmission or exploitation of any of the content or service, whether in whole or in part, without the express written permission of the artist, Michelle Harris-Clark, is prohibited (artist, author, owner). All rights reserved.

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including “pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works.” The owner of copyright in a work has the exclusive right to make copies, to prepare derivative works, to sell or distribute copies, and to display the work publicly. Anyone else wishing to use the work in these ways must have the permission of the author or someone who has derived rights through the author.
Copyright Protection Is Automatic
Under the present copyright law, which became effective Jan. 1, 1978, a work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created. A work is created when it is “fixed” in a copy or phonorecord for the first time.  Copyright protection is automatic. Neither registration in the Copyright Office nor publication is required for copyright protection under the present law. See note below for specifics.
Moral Rights For Visual Artists
For certain one-of-a-kind visual art and numbered limited editions of 200 or fewer copies, authors are accorded rights of attribution and integrity. The right of attribution ensures that artists are correctly identified with the works of art they create and that they are not identified with works created by others. The right of integrity allows artists to protect their works against modifications and destruction that are prejudicial to the artists’ honor or reputation. These rights may not be transferred by the author, but they may be waived in a written instrument. Transfer of the physical copy of a work of visual art or of the copyright does not affect the moral rights accorded to the author.
Acknowledgement, Agreement and Adherence
In order to protect the artists' work, all artwork, images, etc. include a form of 'watermark', indicating of ownership.  Prints ordered will be of the artwork only; no writing/'watermark'; however, artwork (originals and/or prints) cannot be used, transferred or duplicated in any form without written permission from the owner.  By continuing to access, browse through or even sharing this website and/or contents as well as placing an order for original artwork, portraits and/or limited edition prints, you acknowledge that you have read/reviewed copyright and artist rights related to pictures, images, designs, etc. displayed throughout this website and agree to adhere to the copyright and artist rights as outlined above.  Feel free to contact mi with any questions you may have.  Thank you.

Copyright Law of the United States of America
and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code
Circular 92
(UPDATE: 03 2017)

link to source: Moral Rights for Artists: The Visual Artists Rights Act
(UPDATE: 09 2017)