Re: [OM] Need help on photographing and selling original artwork

Subject: Re: [OM] Need help on photographing and selling original artwork
From: Chris Crawford <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 23:46:07 -0500
I've spoken to an attorney about it because of something a client wanted
to do. I would not bet my financial future on your interpretation. The
painter and his descendants own the copyright to the painting. NOT, repeat
NOT NOT NOT the buyer of the physical work of art. Trust me, I do this for
a living and MY business depends on knowing copyright law, and talking to
someone who does in cases where I don't.

Chris Crawford
Fine Art Photography
Fort Wayne, Indiana

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On 1/27/12 10:03 PM, "Chuck Norcutt" <chucknorcutt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Interesting questions and the answer might well vary by country.
>However, I believe that if you bought the original artwork that you
>would then own all rights to it including derivative artworks.   That
>last bit on derivatives might be on thin ice though.  :-)
>Chuck Norcutt
>On 1/27/2012 6:51 PM, Wayne Harridge wrote:
>> Legal/ethical question:
>> If I purchase an original artwork (e.g. oil painting) does the copyright
>> stay with the painter or is it transferred to me ?
>> Am I free to photograph the painting and use the image as I wish ?
>> o Publish it on a web site
>> o Manipulate the image of the painting and publish it
>> ...Wayne
>>> The first question is whether these are originals and are you the
>>> undisputed owner of the artwork or are these copies with the originals
>>> and copyright still held by the artist or syndicate.
>>> Age 80 is too old to go to jail.  :-)
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