Re: Re: Creative Freedom - or Copyright Infringement
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Posted by Doug Ford on June 12, 2003 at 03:10:54:
In Reply to: Re: Creative Freedom - or Copyright Infringement posted by M. Arthur Auslander on June 12, 2003 at 02:40:37:
Dear M. Arthur Auslander;
Thank you for writing back.
Well, let me provide more detail:
And recently I was on an auction-based web site selling general duplicates of his work on the web site. They were 90-95% copied. One of the other differences is that they are a lot smaller than the original.
I was wondering if people are allowed to copy others works, and whether or not it's legal to do so.
: : I was hoping someone can help me get an answer to a question I have and make sense of the finer points of the Copyright Act and laws.
: : If a person creates a painting, and is recognized as the artist of the picture, can someone else duplicate the picture by looking at it and resell it?
: : What if the duplicate is not an EXACT copy? What if it's changed in minute ways... let's say the duplicate is 90% - 95% of the original? And then is sold?
: : Is this legal?
: : Sometimes these dupes are called "After-Market" paintings? What are the legal ramifications? Are these painting legal?
: : Thanks,
: : Doug
: Dear Doug,
: M. Arthur Auslander