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Copyright Designs

Beach Sand Sculptures and SandCastle Lessons

All photos and designs "fixed" herein are protected by intellectual property law, including copyright law. Use of this content, in part or whole, requires prior authorized license, in part or whole, should comply with relevant laws. Designs are defined as individual unique components or elements (i.e. boulders) as well as combinations of components or elements. Replication - duplication - copying of any type whether physical or digital is illegal and punishable by law.

Classic Marriage Proposal Sand Sculpture (Sand Castle)

Components: Heart – Boulders – Vases

Yes - A Sand Sculpture (design) holds a copyright

Beach Sand Sculptures – Classic Marriage Proposal Sand Sculpture Design 2012

Know the law and operate with integrity

US Copyright Office states, “A trademark protects words, phrases, symbols, or designs identifying the source of the goods or services of one party and distinguishing them from those of others.”

“. . . work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that is is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.” 

WARNING! Current and Former Employees of Beach Sand Sculptures: Your signed Employee Agreement indicates you have agreed to non-disclosure of all Beach Sand Sculptures company trade secrets including copyright design(s).

Intellectual Property Laws 

Patent Code -> Title 35 of the United States Code. Federal regulations relating to patents -> Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations

  1. Trade Secrets (undisclosed information): The United States Patent and Trademark Office defines trade secrets as a form of Intellectual Property. There are no expiration on a trade secret and a company may maintain the trade secret for any duration of time.
  2. The Copyright Act of 1976 (Pub. L. Law No. 94-553,90 Stat)

There are potential deep and lasting consequences when you break the law of the land as well as moral laws. Have enough personal integrity not copy another artist or companies designs. Demonstrate your own creativity and style.