Re: Re: Is this breaking copyright?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on March 06, 2001 at 05:25:55:
In Reply to: Re: Is this breaking copyright? posted by Sarah G on March 05, 2001 at 11:06:55:
: : Hi,
: : I would like to use existing photos to create video productions. There will be a fee for services depending on the extent of the projects requested. In other words, photos will be viewed through a video camera to set up a portfolio that will be shown to family and friends.
: Thank you
: Sarah G
Dear Sarah G,
This is my unresearched recollection of the law.
The law is a wild west show at this point. The photographer, unless there is a writing to the contrary owns the artistic rights. Copyrights exist on the creation of the work. No action can be brought until a copyright has been registered. Without a proper copyright notice on the work the infringer must be given actual notice.
M. Arthur Auslander
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