Re: Selling copywritten artwork without the copyright symbol
[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Copyright Forum ] [ FAQ ]
Posted by M Arthur Auslander on January 21, 2002 at 22:00:27:
In Reply to: Selling copywritten artwork without the copyright symbol posted by Orlando Cruz on January 21, 2002 at 13:17:05:
: I was interested in knowing if I am leaving myself open to having the artwork I am selling reproduced, as the pieces do not have the copyright symbols on them. Other then the artists name, there is no other text on the prints. Please advice! Also, am I correct in assuming that the artwork is copyright protected by default because it is the artists work. The works are of montages of famous hollywood celebrities.
Dear Mr. Cruz,
Not only must the law be used it must be understood. Even if you literally know the statute, it takes legal insight to use it. You have more risks than no copyright notice.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
The Intellectual Property Law Server
Old Copyright Forum