Re: Celebrity Portraits Question
At Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL, there's a stand with selling pencil drawings of famous movie stills and photos. They sell lots of prints of these pencil drawings. They've got Al Pacino from "Scarface", Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean", basketball game stills, etc etc. Honestly I don't know how they get away with this for so long. They've been there for years. I've seen stands like this in other malls as well. So there's a whole cottage industry out there based on copying photos of famous people. Not only does this little business copy and sell famous people's images, but those images are the property of movie companies!
P.S. They are not officially sanctioned because there is no attribution on any of these prints or drawings. They are absolutely copies of copyrighted materials - I recognize the stills they came from.
Maybe a pencil drawing is considered "transformative" enough...
Last edited by Rusalka : 10-10-2008 at 12:09 PM.