Last edited: 18 January, 2022
At Simone Biffi Design I strive to produce compelling works of art and graphic design that are unique and with the highest quality standards.
I produce digital design artworks, visuals and creative assets both for public and private consumption, as an artist and for my clients, applied to different mediums and resulting in an array of final products and services.
Copyright & Intellectual Property Information
Whereas stated otherwise, I retain and own the copyright and intellectual property of all the design and artworks I generate and produce, not limited to the reproduction of my own designs across a multitude of items and physical objects manufactured using my digital design assets.
Some of my artworks may be designed for mass distribution, while others may be exclusive. In this case the following rules apply, as stated by the British Copyright Council:
“Copyright protection in artistic works not reproduced industrially and in graphic designs lasts for the lifetime of the creator and for 70 years afterwards. Copyright in designs for surface decoration, typefaces and artistic works reproduced industrially lasts for 25 years.”
Digital design and printables
When you purchase one of my design products through Vendors that I contract/partner with, you may enjoy owning a piece of design art which is however non-exclusive and replicable.
When you buy one of my printable digital designs, you are free to print as many copies of it as you please, for personal use only. The digital item you purchased is yours to keep, forever.
However, you are not permitted to edit, manipulate, resell, distribute, redistribute and share such designs without written permission from me, Simone Biffi Design. In this case you would infringe on copyright and intellectual property rights rules and be liable according to the law.
When purchasing any of the NFTs I produce and sell across different online marketplaces, please be minded of the copyright laws overseeing the acquisition and resale of the digital asset. International laws on copyright will also differ in accordance to different jurisdictions.
The sale of an NFT does not necessarily transfer the underlying copyright in the work which exists “off-chain” to the purchaser. The transfer of the underlying copyright is up to the creator or most recent copyright owner.
In other words, under U.S. copyright law the copyright holder (absent a license) is and should be the only one with the authority to transform the original work into an NFT.
Code of conduct
I am first and foremost a designer and artist, and understand the hard work endeavoured by the creative community I proudly belong to. I strive to remain constantly inspired by the works of others.
That’s why I comply with a solid code of conduct and ethical methods in producing and editing design elements made available by communities of artists, illustrators and designers via Creative Commons and free-to-use policies, by always crediting and citing sources and authorship where available.
Sharing and Social Media
I encourage you to share pictures of the ‘printed’ artwork and any other interior design art item you may have purchased via any of the Vendors, and where you have decided to place it on display across social media channels.
I kindly ask you to not share the digital design. It would not only render your purchase futile, but would also devalue my hard work to produce original artwork.