If you love making digital creations or love creating printed items using digital materials, I’m sure you are aware of digital material rights. Those are the rights owned by each of the digital materials for others to use them; whether they are Personal Use or Commercial Use OK.
You might often see those rights attached to any digital materials available free or sold in the Internet; cliparts, border pictures, embellishments, photoshop styles, and such. Furthermore, you may also wonder why you need to know what’s the right of those digital materials that you use in your creations, as you make the creations by yourself using your own printer, paper, and other craft tools.
Short answer is, because those digital materials are created by their own creators. For example, a girl clipart is drawn by a clipart artist. Thus, the clipart belongs to him/ her, and the artist grants others the right to use the clipart without claiming it as their owns. Therefore, you need to know exactly what kind of use right that the clipart has; are you able to use it for commercial activity or only for your own personal use.
The same thing applies to other digital materials. That is why it is important that you learn about digital material rights before using them in your creations. Most of the time, the digital artists kindly allow others to use their works in any kind of creations that you profit from them or not. Once you know the rights, you’ll be able to use digital materials without fears of copyright infringement.