Re: T-shirt designs
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on October 22, 2002 at 23:38:39:
In Reply to: T-shirt designs posted by Kris on October 22, 2002 at 07:32:46:
: I would like to design some t-shirts and sell them to retailers. I am wondering if I can use photographs from sports magazines as a reference for my designs. For example, if I see a photograph of an athlete in an exciting pose can I take just the outline of the athlete(not using their face, team name or logo, team number, color or background of the photograph)and add in my own designs and details; such as shadows and colors to the player, also my own catch phrases to the shirt. I would never do this if it was illegal. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I look forward to your response.
I think you are looking for trouble, if you don't get permission or a licence.
M. Arthur Auslander
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