Copyrights for artists has always been a big topic of conversation. What does copyright include when you have created a piece, written an article, taught a workshop? Is it original? Many people think that copyright is a method of preventing people from making anything that’s similar to their work. That’s actually not true. Copyright is nothing more than the right of the creator to control the copying and distribution of his work. But it is an important and powerful concept that you really do need to understand as an artist.
Here is a chart that explains copyrights the best way I've ever seen.