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Meet me on Licensing Fairs


If you don't find me in Tanzania, then I am probably representing Tinga Tinga Arts Co-perative Society abroad.

Tinga Tinga T-shirts

Heye Calendars


High quality calendars are fantastic part of any interior

BBC and Walt Disney


Tinga Tinga Cooperative worked for BBC's production company and illustrated the animated series Tinga Tinga Tales.

Tinga Tinga Fashion


The designer Ayumi Sufi from Japan made unique cloth inspired by Tinga Tinga paintings which was part of fashion shows in Tokyo, Rome, Paris etc.

Mobile Network Promotion

Tinga Tinga images were used as part of advertisement campaign by 13th largest mobile network Etisalat in 2009

Memory Game


Tinga Tinga images are best suited for children toys and games such as this memory card game.

Coffee Packaging

Coffee from Africa and design from Africa. What else to say?....

 

Licensing Request Form

First SELECT IMAGES which you can use for your website, packaging of a product, fundraising or advertisement and then come back! See also African Tales if you want to publish children book.

All images of Tinga Tinga paintings are rights-managed and the fee for the license is determined individually. The fees are typically much smaller than you find at other stock agencies.

To calculate the approximate fee and to draft a licensing agreement, please fill the Licensing Request Form. Please notice that it is not an order form! It only provides us with the basic information about the proposed use of the image(s).

I AM INTERESTED TO PUBLISH THESE IMAGES

IMAGES PURPOSE OF USE:

Images: delete the example and write the code of the image(s) which you see under every painting. Please separate the numbers with comma, slash or dots. If you wish to see more images, please contact me. Please, note that the availability of the image(s) must be confirmed before signing the Licensing Agreement.
Purpose of use: "Editorial" refers to newsworthy, personal and educational publications that do not generate income such as newsworthy publications, academic curricula, research papers, educational publications etc. "Commercial" refers to any publications which promote or sell a product or a service, company, idea, etc. such as commercial TV, fundraising, advertising and promotional campaigns, trade show displays, billboards and exhibits. "Retail" refers to any use of image(s) in commercial products promotion. Some examples are packaging, apparels, mugs, mouse pads, post cards, e-cards, posters, calendars, visual art prints, music albums, CDs, cassettes and videotapes, etc.

TERITORY: NUMBER OF COPIES:

Media: please specify, where you intend to use the image(s).
Teritory: in which country or countries do you want to use the image(s)?
Number of Copies: how many pieces of a magazine, book, postcards etc. do you want to publish? In case that you want to use the image(s) in advertisement, please specify how many leaflets you intend to publish. In case that you want to use the image(s) on website, write number "1".

TIME PERIOD: USE: Non-Exclusive

Time Period: Please specify how long time you wish to use the image(s). Example: If you want to print postcards then the time period refers to merchandise of the postcards. If you mark 2 years, then you will be allowed to sell the postcards under 2 years period. After this period you will have to stop to sell the product or renew the contract. It's quite obvious how this applies to advertisements, promotions, fundraising or TV show.
USE: You may wish to have exclusive use of the image(s) so that competitors may not utilize it in a similar fashion. Then select "Exclusive" but be aware that exclusive licenses are expensive. If the right has previously been given to another party, an exclusive license may not be available. I will inform you.

WRITE IF YOU HAVE A SPECIAL REQUEST OR QUESTION

It is good to write your phone number on the parcel.... You must write some message, otherwise the form will not work! Or leave the message as it is, do not delete.

CONTACT INFORMATION

FULL NAME COMPANY / INSTITUTION

WEBSITE

COUNTRY EMAIL

WHAT PROTECTS THE TINGA TINGA IMAGES?

The so called Tanzania Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act, 1999 gives the artists copyright control over their artworks.

It is not required by Tanzanian Copyright Law that the painter must register the painting with authorities in order to claim the copyright. The artist acquires the copyright automatically simply when the artwork is completed.

However, the Tinga Tinga artists and Tinga Tinga Cooperative do frequently register the paintings with Copyright Society of Tanzania (COSOTA) to have legal proof copyright and are registered with National Arts Council of Tanzania (BASATA) which also supports the artists´ rights.

ARE THE IMAGES COPYRIGHTED INTERNATIONALLY?

There is no such thing as an “international copyright” that will automatically protect the artwork throughout the entire world. However, most countries do offer protection to foreign works under international copyright treaties and conventions. One of the most important conventions initiated by WIPO is Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works which was signed by 164 countries.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I BUY A PAINTING?

When original work of art is sold, the purchaser is buying the actual painting. No reproduction rights pass to the retainer. The artist retains the copyright.

I WANT TO PRINT POSTCARDS!

Even if you bought the original painting, you must seek permission from the copyright owner to reproduce the image of the painting. This is done by means of licensing agreement with the artist and Tinga Tinga Cooperative.

WHO OWNS COPYRIGHT TO EDWARD TINGATINGA'S PAINTINGS?

According to Tanzania Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act, 1999, the copyright lasts for 50 years after the artwork was completed. After artist´s death the copyright passes to heirs. In case of old Tingatinga paintings created by E.S.Tingatinga, the heirs are his children Daudi and Martina Tingatinga.

MAY I USE IMAGES FROM TINGA TINGA STUDIO IN ARTICLE ABOUT TINGA TINGA?

The text and images from Tinga Tinga Studio may be reviewed, reproduced or translated for research or private study but not for use with commercial purposes. If your article is published in any commercial newspaper, magazine or book, then you must seek permission. Any use of text or images should be accompanied by an acknowledgment as the source. Citing the uniform resource locator (URL), Tinga Tinga Cooperative and the name of artist is sufficient. Reproduction of substantial portions of Tinga Tinga Studio Website or any use other than non-commercial purposes, requires explicit authorization in writing. Enquiries should be addressed to Daniel@TingaTingaStudio.com

WHY SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT?

Infringement of copyright may result in damages, lawsuits, costly legal fees and under some rare circumstances, criminal charges.

WHO WILL FIND "MY" IMAGE ON THE INTERNET?

New technology enables copyright owners to identify unlicensed imagery and act to protect their rights. Imagery is ‘fingerprinted’ so that it can be tracked and found in use, even if it has been modified, recreated or if only part of the image has been used.

I AM USING IMAGE WHICH I FOUND THROUGH GOOGLE. IS IT FREE THEN?

No. Just because an image is on the internet doesn’t mean the image is free to use.

I AM JUST A BLOGGER. CAN I USE IMAGES FOR FREE?

In most cases "no" unless your use is specifically permitted by copyright law. All images on your website must be properly licensed, regardless of the nature of your site.