I recently made this handout for a class at my alma mater, Maine College of Art- and wanted to share it on here, too. It's a list of things I wish I knew when I graduated about posting my work online and how to deal with infringements if they occur:
Otherwise, for real, I would never recommend uploading images higher than 72 res; that is the optimal resolution for online images and will make your work look crystal clear on a screen without giving anyone the opportunity to make a high quality print of it.
And a link to register your copyright online:
All in all, I hope other artists/designers/makers will find this copyright info helpful and not discouraging. While I'm fairly used to it now, dealing with copyright infringement has been frustrating, overwhelming and disheartening - originally making me hesitant to post any of my work online. Now with some resources (like social media copyright reports, who knew) and tips under my belt, I've found that it's more than worth it to share my work- and that for every person who rips me off there are hundreds more being respectful, supportive, and encouraging (thank you all!)