Graphic design is the methodology of visual communication, and problem-solving through the use of type, space and image. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term “graphic design” is used interchangeably with these due to overlapping skills involved. Graphic designers use various methods to create and combine words, symbols, and images to create a visual representation of ideas and messages
Copyright holders frequently refer to copyright infringement as theft. In copyright law, infringement does not refer to theft of physical objects that take away the owner’s possession, but an instance where a person exercises one of the exclusive rights of the copyright holder without authorization. Courts have distinguished between copyright infringement and theft. For instance, the United States Supreme Court held in Dowling v. United States (1985) that bootleg phonorecords did not constitute stolen property. Instead, “interference with copyright does not easily equate with theft, conversion, or fraud. The Copyright Act even employs a separate term of art to define one who misappropriates a copyright
Hotel Poaching Advisory
Beware of solicitation from unauthorized hotels and housing agencies
Attendees and exhibitors may be subjected to inappropriate solicitation from hotels or third-party housing agencies not affiliated with IFMA's Facility Fusion.
Poachers may offer a lower hotel rate than the rates offered in our official block. Consequently, the reserved rooms may be of significantly lower quality, cancellation polices are often intolerant, and you do not have the support of IFMA's housing agent should you need assistance with your reservation.
IFMA goes to great lengths to ensure that every aspect of your Facility Fusion experience is of the highest quality and value. Poachers do not have your best interests in mind, nor are they committed to providing a high level of customer service.
We encourage you to book your accommodations through the official Facility Fusion hotel block.
IFMA's housing agent is Barry Brantley of HelmsBriscoe. Any offers from other housing agents or agencies and/or hotels not listed in our block are not endorsed by IFMA.
Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Barry Brantley at firstname.lastname@example.org. IFMA assumes the responsibility to demand a cease and desist of such efforts.