Re: MOna Lisa, Rembrandt, Louvre, etc. Public Domain?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 29, 2000 at 04:48:57:
In Reply to: MOna Lisa, Rembrandt, Louvre, etc. Public Domain? posted by Scott T. Yang on July 28, 2000 at 17:00:48:
: I am writing a software program for children using alot of Classical and Impressionistic paintings as background using works from daVinci, Renoir, Monet, etc. All art works >100 years old....
: 1) can the owner such as the National Gallery have power over it's use and require permission for use in my program
: 2) when some (c) a photograph of monet's "lilypads", is it really Copywrited?
: 3) What really is public domain? Works from the Sistine Chapel? Mona Lisa at the Louvre? Iris at J.P Getty???
: Scott T. Yang, M.D.
Dear Dr. Yang,
Public domain is public domain but reproductions of works of art are copyrightable. The image selected may be from a copyrighted reproduction.
I would suggest for safety that you check with the Bettman Archive. They may charge for images but I expect they take the gaff if there is a problem, not you.
How that for a valuable freebee?
M. Arthur Auslander
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