Do moderate digital changes to an illustration constitute infringement?
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Posted by Grabby Graphic Designer? on March 13, 2002 at 08:34:34:
Let's say I am a graphic designer working for a non-profit community center. For my employer, I commission an illustrator to create a cartoon image of a knight on the back of a buffalo, to incorporate into a logo going onto the uniforms and office letterheads for a non-profit little league football team.
After receiving the artist's work, I photographed the image on my scanner and made the following changes using Adobe Photoshop:
-- deleted the light orange and black polka dot shading on the knight's cape (about 1/3 the size of the illustration) and filled with a solid, darker orange
After making these changes, would I get the copywright, or would the illustrator?
Please email response.
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