Re: Could someone help me out with some homework about copyright laws?
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Posted by LP36071A on May 03, 2003 at 07:16:44:
In Reply to: Could someone help me out with some homework about copyright laws? posted by Kasper on April 27, 2003 at 12:05:52:
: This is some of my homework assignment that I'm having problems with. This is NOT a real case.
: Here's the fake case...
: So that was it... now I need to know these 4 things.
: I need to Identify the Intellectual property, then the rights associated with the intellectual property and any violations of the interests and rights. Then give a proposed order of action. I'm struggling with this so anyone who understands this could you please help.
: I'm suppose to answer the questions as though I was the lawyer for the artist.
The intellectual property is the artist's creation, in its original medium, or at least the one purchased by the gallery--posters. By altering the medium, and selling it as the artist's own work, the gallery is committing fraud. Certainly a canvas painting is worth more than one on a poster. Their whole purpose is to make more money, by deceiving customers. It is unlawful to buy 50 CDs, rip them to MP3, and sell them in digital format, without the expressed written consent of the artist and record companies who authored/recorded the media. Therefore, it is unlawful to do a similar action with artwork.
I am taking Internet Law at the moment--just a student, do not treat my words as golden, I would further research this before anything.
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