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Invisible Art

2012-09-18 17:30:07.733444+00 by petronius 3 comments

In Canada, art students are required to buy a $180 art history book with no pictures in it. Why not? Copyright clearance problems.

[ related topics: Books Photography Art & Culture Copyright/Trademark ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-18 19:30:04.293207+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, yeah, this one has two great issues tied together: For profit schools nickel and diming (well, okay, Grant and Franklin-ing William Lyon Mackenzie King/Amundsen and Robert Borden/insulin-ing) students, and misapplied IP. Go Canada!

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-19 15:37:53.057943+00 by: petronius

I still don't know what copyright issues there could be for paintings from before 1800 AD.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-19 17:35:02.176234+00 by: Dan Lyke

Seems like if you can't get to the original images to make a copy of them, then the owners of the copy of the image that you duplicated may try to come after you. For instance: If I photograph a piece of art (especially in a museum which prohibits photography), and then square up that photograph and correct the exposure a bit, who owns which portion of that process?

I don't know about Canada, but I don't think the issues are at all clear here in the U.S.