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Hi Ma
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Image Copyrights
« on: Oct 26th, 2006, 4:35pm »
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I dowloaded a lindsay lohan photograph and I made a new image using the lindsay lohan picture. To be specific, I made it look like a painting using photoshop, and it doesn't look like lindsay lohan anymore. Do I have the copyright?
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Re: Image Copyrights
« Reply #1 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 4:43pm »
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Umm . . . you've probably created a derivative work of the original photograph -- something the copyright holder has the exclusive right to do.  You may have some rights in the altered image (based upon your creative input), but the original copyright holder's rights are superior to yours.
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 26th, 2006, 4:47pm »
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So could I use it in a my website, for example?
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 27th, 2006, 5:00am »
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Absent something like a "fair use" exception, it's doubtful.  Remember, the original copyright holder retains the rights to prepare "derivative" works.  You may have done just that so you'd infringe.
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