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Re: Can this image be protected under copyright la
« Reply #5 on: Dec 10th, 2007, 12:51pm »
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on Dec 7th, 2007, 12:46pm, Fred wrote:
Though if he is paying them to create the clipart for him, it is also quite possible that they are "works for hire."

As Isaac correctly corrected (Wink), it's far more likely that even if the artists have been paid, that fact alone won't impact the work for hire analysis one iota.
 
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Re: Can this image be protected under copyright la
« Reply #6 on: Dec 10th, 2007, 4:24pm »
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I don't see why these wouldn't be protectable. Assuming that the works were original and the site owner enjoyed the rights, hopefully with appropriate rights-transferring contracts with the designers, what is the concern?
 
Of course, if site owner does not own rights, copyrights would exist in the artists, who would have the right to register their works.  
 
As always, talking in the abstract, not particularized legal advice.
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Re: Can this image be protected under copyright la
« Reply #7 on: Dec 11th, 2007, 7:50am »
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Eric, I tend to agree with you in the general sense.  I wonder how the inclusion of licensed "clip art" might affect the analysis, though.
 
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Re: Can this image be protected under copyright la
« Reply #8 on: Dec 15th, 2007, 1:37pm »
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If I post art while participating in a forum, then I still control the use of the art?  This would be true if I was not an "art for hire" person. Huh
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Re: Can this image be protected under copyright la
« Reply #9 on: Dec 17th, 2007, 11:32am »
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No, probably not.  As we discussed elsewhere, by posting your work on a forum, you are likely granting the forum operators all the license they need to use your work.
 
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