Re: Re: Re: Magazine art collage, legal derived work or copyright violation?
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on March 22, 2002 at 23:49:56:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Magazine art collage, legal derived work or copyright violation? posted by Kimberly D. Wells on March 22, 2002 at 13:50:41:
: As far as the legal issues, I've always assumed it was a violation of copyright, that is if you use copyrighted photos. You can get photos online, on disks, and in catelogs that are free domain, but rarely are they as good collage material as your every day catalog.
: I've been creating magazine collages for nine years, and I've never sold anything. I will occasionally give them away though.
Dear Kimberly D. Wells,
Lawyers have been reviled for centuries for their wiles and many for good reason. I say lawyers are like women are to me or vica versa, you can't live with them and you can't live without them, (satisfactorily).
Well what does this mean. Not all legal rights are asserted nor understood. Copyrighted Photos, the creator's work is covered by the copyright law from the moment of creation. Prompt registration and the use of a proper copyright notice enable enforcement.
The author is even entitled to register a copyright on the creativity in a work that infringes a copyright.
Collages!! I'm not going to do the research nor write a treatise.
M. Arthur Auslander
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