Re: Illustrations copywrite infringement
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 01, 2002 at 22:07:41:
In Reply to: Illustrations copywrite infringement posted by Q. Steckler on April 01, 2002 at 03:25:29:
: this question is similar to the gentlemans wife doing the mosaic tiles of spiderman. i've started doing stipple illustrations. if your not familiar with "stippling" its just thousands of tiny dots. i've done some sports figures lately for my nephews and now i'm being asked to sell some. in your opinion if i were to do a picture of Cal Ripken Jr for example and i 'dotted' "Orioles" and "Ripken" would i be infringing on the copywrite laws of the team name/logo and also on Cal's for using his name?
: tho its mearly a groupping of dots?
Dear Q Steckler,
The law is like a hologram. Two lawyers can see different things from the same and different angles. I could write a book about the pro and cons. From what you have said it does not appear that there is a problem.
I could not take professional responsibility though without being consulted. We start with a Reality Check® to save time money and worry.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
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