Re: large scale repro's
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on April 02, 2002 at 23:09:05:
In Reply to: large scale repro's posted by Marlowe Hermanovski on April 02, 2002 at 13:26:28:
: We have been asked to reproduce 4 paintings of well known deceased artists for a church common area. The paintings are to be much larger than the originals and the colors not exact. Is this infringement if they are not for profit and obviously not exact reproductions?
Dear Mr. Hermanovski,
If the works were made before 1923, there may be not potential copyright problem. Without doing any research or taking professional responsibility for this thought, I do not believe that if there is a copyright question that doing this for church would be a fair use. There are also considerations of a copright notice on the paintings.
Again, without research or professional responsibility, there is greater security if there is not copyright notice on the work.
M. Arthur Auslander
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