Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Copyright on old works of art?
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on January 07, 2000 at 04:58:36:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Copyright on old works of art? posted by Mike Miller on January 06, 2000 at 15:20:04:
: : : Thank you! Can you tell me a bit more about the
: : : Bettman Gallery? (Just enough to find it--a few
: : : internet searches have turned up zilch on that.)
: : : -Joy
: : You might find them in the NY White or Yellow pages. I think they were bought recently. There name is so well known, I dought if the new owners would change it.
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: Came across your reply regarding the copyright of older works of art. I'm trying to determine if I can reproduce an MS Escher piece -- only about a 100 years old -- for use on a save the date card. Would he or his heir still have copyright. Or do I need to worry about the gallery that presently has the art. The image was lifted from an internet page without any notifications about copyright.
: Appreciate any guidance.
You are treading on dangerous ground. You might not get caught. I you do it could be expensive if you are liable. Copyrights are now good for life plus 70 years. A reproduction is also registerable. Unless you are certain that the image you want to copy is public domain there is distinct risk.
M. Arthur Auslander
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