September 07, 2004

Woodcuts of Photos Encounter Challenges

A recently received email to Detritus HQ:

On my website I sell 'original' portraits of famous authors. My format is hand carved, hand drawn by eye, woodcuts 'inspired by' photographs or paintings. You would think I was in the clear, however, an ad on Ebay was recently removed of Johnny Cash, and I have been questioned by people from Ayn Rand over her portrait too.

My goal is to creat 1000 portraits of all different writers and other creators,
complete with quotes, however I am sure that it may include a legal fight.

Thank you for having this site, it helped me out.

Posted by steev at September 7, 2004 07:04 PM

There was a similar case with Tiger Woods a couple of years ago.

Posted by: philo at September 16, 2004 12:48 AM