Re: art work, i.e. cartoons from the 1800s (England)
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on December 09, 2000 at 05:42:52:
In Reply to: art work, i.e. cartoons from the 1800s (England) posted by claire price-groff on December 08, 2000 at 15:22:11:
: Would art work, such as cartoons from a major magazine, published in the 1800s be considered public domain? What if they are gathered in a collection that was published much more recently?
Dear Claire Price-Groff,
There is no question about the original work. If I represented the the collection publisher I'd look into the question of infringement. The Bettman Archive may be a safe source for material. What is more, my understanding is that attributions are usually looked upon favorably, and permission maybe easy to get.
I don't recollect that "fair use" gives much latitude.
M. Arthur Auslander
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