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Using old (and famous) paintings
« on: Jul 4th, 2004, 4:43pm »
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I would like to use a reproduction of a Rembrandt painting on a greeting card I'm designing for commercial use.
 
I'm assuming this painting is probably not in the public domain and there is some kind of copyright on it. How can I find out who owns the copyright so I can ask permission to use it? I may not get the permission I need, but figure I better ask anyway.
 
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Re: Using old (and famous) paintings
« Reply #1 on: Jul 4th, 2004, 8:11pm »
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Rembrandt lived, painted and died in the 17th century.  None of his work is protectable by copyright.  I'm sure you can find jpegs of his work all over the internet.
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Re: Using old (and famous) paintings
« Reply #2 on: Jul 4th, 2004, 8:12pm »
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Rembrandt lived, painted and died in the 17th century.  None of his work is protectable by copyright.  I'm sure you can find jpegs of his work all over the internet.
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Re: Using old (and famous) paintings
« Reply #3 on: Jul 5th, 2004, 3:35am »
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Just to be picky: although the copyright expired on the original paintings, there may be fresh copyright on any recent photographs of those paintings, so in using images of the works, one would need to be careful about where they were sourced from. Certainly in the UK, under the "skill, labour and judgement" threshold, such photographs could attract rights, but possibly in the US under "a modicum of creativity" they may not pass muster. Comments?
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Re: Using old (and famous) paintings
« Reply #4 on: Jul 5th, 2004, 10:26am »
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http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm
http://www.law.cornell.edu/copyright/cases/36_FSupp2d_191.htm
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