collages using old book pages
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Posted by heather hubbard on May 25, 2002 at 01:43:00:
Please help! Recently I started making vintage mirrors with collages around the frame. Most of the pictures are from the picture library in Manhattan and I make color copies of them. Alot of the pictures do not say what book or source they are from. I also have some pages from old French books that I use. Is there a certain age that a picture can be before the copywright law no longer applies? Am I breaking the law using reproductions of old pictures from the picture library? What if the publishing house is out of business? Thanks for your help!
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