Monday, February 9, 2009

Copyright Questions

Read these articles about recent copyright questions. I am not going to offer an opinion about any of these. I am sharing it because it's interesting, and as artists, we need to keep copyright ownership in mind as we work.

Glass Artist Tom Patti / Sean "Diddy" Combs copyright questions:

"Cologne bottle gives artist sense of déjà vu, Lawsuit alleges Sean Combs stole container design," by Jonathan Saltzman on January 30, 2009 in The Boston Globe.

AP / Shepard Fairy, and Shepard Fairy / Baxter Orr copyright questions:

"AP Statement on Shepard Fairey Poster," and "AP alleges copyright infringement of Obama image," by Hillel Italie, AP National Writer, both on February 4, 2009.

MyArtSpace>Blog, scroll down to read:

"Fair Use: Shepard Fairey and Baxter Orr"

"Shepard Fairey Dodges Criticism at ICA: Street Artists and Copyright Advocates Demand Answers"

"Art Law Professionals weigh-in on Associated Press Copyright Infringement Allegation Against Shepard Fairey."