A guest post by sastielliciousdeville. Thank you so much for sending this in!!
While I’m not specifically in the publishing industry I did a bit of digging on the copyright issue because as both an author and a graphic designer copyright infringement is something that we have to keep in mind and deal with regularly to ensure that clients don’t try to use our work without paying the proper fee’s first. The one thing you have to realize about posting anything you create on the internet is that while it is technically under your own copyright (in that copyright is defined as anything you create) you run the risk of it being stolen.
Copyright infringement is a pretty serious deal but it’s a complicated system.