Re: [rumori] Visual Art Collage / copyright questions

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Mon Dec 10 2001 - 13:00:28 PST

Mon, 10 Dec 2001 found Vicki Bennett writing:

>Am pretty sure the same rules apply as with sonic arts. ie if it's

yes. Only if you want to do a cover of a painting you don't
have to call the Harry Fox Agency. ;-)

>Also I've no idea if at the other end of the scale any Pop Art was
>sued for literally reflecting culture - like Andy Warhol. Oh no, we
>are going to discuss Andy Warhol. Let's not discuss Andy Warhol.

hah. i will not discuss, i'll just say that Warhol was
litigated against, a few different times. Also Rauschenberg,
and others, and of course you can't forget Jeff Koons. The
interesting thing is that most of these fine art cases were
settled out of court and the settlement involved the
defendant simply giving a few copies to the plaintiff.
which is ironic, in a way - famous artist creates value from
something else, makes it even more valuable than before,
pays for this privilege by giving part of the made thing to
the maker of the original materials. sort of an ourobouros.
Koons case was an exception to this, though, that actually
made it to court and Koons had to pay damages, etc.


Steev Hise, Infoserf
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