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Old 04-15-2012, 11:08 PM
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Print work rippings used in a mixed media piece.... copyrighting question

Hi All

Ive used magazine rip pings to sort of create collage art.

Sometimes words are visible, fonts, and some small imagery from magazines.

How manipulated should these pieces of print work be to elude copywriting protection from the original source?

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:01 AM
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Re: Print work rippings used in a mixed media piece.... copyrighting question

Hi Newzsom

It really depends on how far you go; I don't see clipping bits of text, esp. broken up, as an issue. If I use part of a poem or quote in a painting or collage, I always include the authors name on the actual piece. Photo clippings are a whole other issue. If say you are tearing up magazine photo's for bits of color or a tiny object that's one thing. If you are using a large section of someone else's photo, you could get into trouble. Certain corporations, Disney in particular, has gone after small artists who use their icons. I have also seen people to 'mixed media' where they are using very complete areas of other people's actual art work, completely unethical. Even if I paint from someone elses photo, I ALWAYS ask permission.

Hope that helps a little. There are ton's of sites online that have copyright free images. I usually only use magazines for fragments of color or pattern.

Here is a discussion we had a while back:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=463705

Helpful articles: http://www.artbusiness.com/copyprobs.html

http://www.artbusiness.com/reprosuit.html

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:33 AM
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Re: Print work rippings used in a mixed media piece.... copyrighting question

If you're in the US, the only authority on copyright issues is the US gov site. Li is right...make sure that nothing is identifiable and you'll be safe. If it can be identified, proceed at your own risk

Copyright according to the US gov
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:45 PM
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Re: Print work rippings used in a mixed media piece.... copyrighting question

How did Warhol get away with the Campbell Soup cans?
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:49 PM
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Re: Print work rippings used in a mixed media piece.... copyrighting question

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How did Warhol get away with the Campbell Soup cans?

Good question. Maybe he got permission. Some companies welcome the use of their logos and iconic imagery because it brings free advertising.

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Old 04-16-2012, 11:57 PM
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Re: Print work rippings used in a mixed media piece.... copyrighting question

http://goo.gl/qPiMq

It is the first mixed media piece... Soul-4-ways.

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Re: Print work rippings used in a mixed media piece.... copyrighting question

No one would get away with it today unless they had permission. A lot of copyright rules changed in, I believe, 1978.

I like the piece you posted...it's eerie how the faces emerge from the layers.
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