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Old 04-28-2003, 07:31 AM
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Will begin this thread and add sites as we come across them!

Cornell Law Site
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/

US Copyright Office
http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright/


Also, check the thread in General Business Discussions (Threads Worth Reading)

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Graphic Artists Guild
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My question is about an artist's right to reproduce his/her work. I have a friend who has sold a painting and did not get slides of it for later reproduction. She needs to retrieve the work now to have it professionally photographed. The current owner refuses to allow the painting to leave their home to be photographed. They insist that she have it photographed in their home. Obviously more expensive to get the photographer to travel and not the ideal situation for a good photo. Does any one know what legal rights she has in this situation??? We have looked at all the recommended websites for this answer to no avail. HELP
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:27 PM
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Stewames....

if your friend did not take the necessary photos or slides for future use before the sale, then the owners do not have to allow someone to take the painting to photograph it now. It seems to me that they are generous in offering to allow the photos be taken in their own home. If she wants the slides, comply with the owners request.

This is not a copyright situation...it's about ownership.

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P.S. Members, this thread is for links to copyright sites of interest. Please begin new threads if you have questions....thanks!!
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I have question perhaps someone can help me here.
I don't have means right now to spend the money to copyright each and every thing I have produced.
My friend told me if I put the art images or writings on a cd or print out and send it to myself and not open it that this also can prove copyright.
Does anyone else know if this is true?
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Old 05-10-2005, 06:05 PM
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Hi Jove,
In response to your last question about sending yourself copies of your work in order to do a "layman's copyright": it is a type of protection, but you can catalog an entire collection of your work with the official copyright office of the Library of congress for about $30.US.
Your work is also covered if you always put the copyright sign or the words "copyright" on your work before it is publically displayed, you must also include the date and your signature (ie;Copyright 2005 Jove Smith). To further protect your work, especially on the internet and in foreign lands, also put "all rights reserved". For best protection the copyright and reserved rights notice need to be plainly seen, as in on the piece or on a print at the bottom of the front. The clearer the better! If you have a website or sell on line make sure it is readily seen that your work is not in the public domain and is for your use only.
You can go to the Library of Congress/U.S. Copyright Office online for more info.
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My question is about an artist's right to reproduce his/her work. I have a friend who has sold a painting and did not get slides of it for later reproduction. She needs to retrieve the work now to have it professionally photographed. The current owner refuses to allow the painting to leave their home to be photographed. They insist that she have it photographed in their home. Obviously more expensive to get the photographer to travel and not the ideal situation for a good photo. Does any one know what legal rights she has in this situation??? We have looked at all the recommended websites for this answer to no avail. HELP


Sorry, folks, the person who bought the painting does not have to let the artist or the artist's representative photograph the work. While the artist owns the creative rights, and the right to reproduce the image, the bottom line is that the person who bought the painting owns the physical painting.

One of the artists I represent went through this two years ago. Attorneys on both sides agreed that the person who physically had the painting and could prove ownership has complete control over the photographing of the work. Take your photos BEFORE you sell!!!!

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copyright in layman's language for collage artists:

http://www.funnystrange.com/copyright/index.html
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"What do you do when someone steals your content" by Lorelle VanFossen provides a good overview of copyright law and an explanation of practical action to take if someone steals the content of your website or blog - and is written by somebody who has had much experience of copyright theft and taking action as a result.

(Thanks to Blumoon for originally identifying this article)
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For Canadians!

http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/info/act-e.html
http://www.cb-cda.gc.ca/info/act-e.html#rid-33323
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If you, as a bronze artist,
want to protect your art,
join our web site:

www.bronzecopyright.com

It is one of the best ways of protection for your art !
Many companies search what is under copyright and what isn‘t.

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For the UK there is a good site for all law related things - artquest. Articles are broken down into answering questions and it is written for people who did not study law; I have always found it helpful and hope it is going to be helpful for you guys, too!
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Australian Copyright Council:
http://www.copyright.org.au/
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Searching online for 'copyright myths' brings up numerous articles, many written by copyright lawyers, very informative.

Http://Copyright.gov is the US Copyright Office, has a good FAQ page.

Public Domain Sherpa has info to explain what public domain is, and isn't, etc: http://www.publicdomainsherpa.com/index.html
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