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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Copyright Law


Recently, I’ve been painting and drawing on found, discarded and copyrighted objects, so I decided to do a bit of research into Copyright Law. Overall, it appears that copyright laws are pretty lenient when it comes to artist use. As long as an object is being commented on, or it’s meaning or visual appearance is altered by the artist, using copyrighted material is not against the law, and is protected by Fair Use.

It appears the primary reason an artist is likely to be prosecuted, is having copied the work of another artist, and is trying to pass it off as a new original work, or is claiming it was created by the artist who’s work is being emulated.

I thought this was a nice concise article dealing with law pertaining to art, Legal Tips for Artists.

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