Michelle Vella legally owns and reserves all rights to her intellectual property, which is registered with the Canada Copyright Office.

Federal and international copyright laws strictly prohibit reproduction, of any kind, without prior written authorization. 

This means it is illegal to print or electronically copy any image or text on MichelleVella.com

If you own a print or an original work of art, you own just that. You do not also own the license, nor do you posses the right, to reproduce, or copy, Michelle Vella's intellectual property in any way. If you do, you are guilty of copyright infringement and this is a violation of Canadian and international copyright law.

Please note, violators have been, and they will be, prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 


Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of Canada pursuant to sections 49 and 53 of the Copyright Act including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.

Sections 49 and 53 of the Copyright Act gives the owner (the creator) of copyright the exclusive right to do and to authorize others to do the following: 

  • To reproduce the work in copies 
  • To prepare derivative works based upon the work 
  • To distribute copies of the work to the public by sale or other transfer of ownership, or by rental, lease, or lending 
  • To display the work publicly 

It is illegal for anyone to violate any of the rights provided by the copyright law to the owner of copyright.