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Posted by Michael Mahaney on November 23, 1999 at 07:01:28:
I am a college student researching Internet issues for a small local clothing store. Currently they pay local artists to sketch drawings of clothes from photographs, since paying the models to publish the photographs themselves would be prohibitively expensive. Another alternative would be to scan the photographs and use graphic arts software to convert them into sketches. (Microsoft Image Composer has an Impressionist feature which can change any picture into charcoal sketches, pencil sketches, etc.) However, this appears to violate the "right of modification." Would this be the case, or would the conversion be so great (i.e., changing a color photograph into a pencil sketch) that it would be considered legal.
Thanks for your time,
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