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Re: [BKARTS] Writers and authors



all gov't material is public domain and is not copyrighted, but use may be
restricted by statute. you can reprint a govt publication without
restriction unless it also contains some privately copyrighted material.
examples of restricted (tho not copyrighted) govt items: fbi badges and
dollar bills. but you can use stamps any way you want. decorate your hair
with them. notice the distinction I blurred for you: use vs. reproduction.
you can buy a book and use it any way you want (in a collage if you want),
but you can't copy the book and distribute it.

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Virginia Turnbull
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 9:49 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Writers and authors

What about the use of postage stamps in collage work?   does anyone know
what the copyright laws are in regard to US government publications (if
stamps may be so classified)?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bertha Rogers" <bkrogers@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 6:29 AM
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Writers and authors

> No, you can't make artist's books using any other artist's material,
without asking
> permission. That includes postcards of art that is in museums. We often
use art from
> museums for our book covers, and we pay a fee to the museums, usually
around $300-
> 400 for nonprofit publishers, publishing no more than600-1000 copies.
> Bertha Rogers
>
>
> On 19 Apr 2003 at 9:42, DanceMarathon1@xxxxxxx wrote:
>
> > Perhaps my statement was unclear about working with the writings of
authors
> > for
> > artist books. My intent was that while it is acceptable to work with
other's
> > poetry and text, one SHOULD get permission. As I wrote, it is
<<appropriate
> > and
> > courteous to request permission from the author, or publisher, as it is
the
> > property
> > of the author and most likely copyrighted.>>
> >
> > It's surprising to see exhibitions of student art work
> > which include copyrighted images. With image banks, stock photos,
> > clip art, postcards, etc., so easily available, many believe that
everything
> > is
> > up for grabs.
> >
> > In a Terms of Agreement form I use based on The Graphic Artist Guild's
> > Guidelines,
> > it states that my illustrations are my property, copyrighted with the
Library
> > of Congress,
> > and may not be scanned, manipulated, or used in any other way than as
> > originally
> > discussed without my written permission.
> >
> > And by the way, what about postcards? Can artist books be made from
postcards
> >
> > without the permission of the photographer?
> >
> > Still dancing,
> > Alice
> >
> > ALICE SIMPSON
> > NEW YORK
> > THE DANCING CHANCELLOR:<A
HREF="http://tudorhistory.org/news/hatton.html";>
http://tudorhistory.org/news/hatton.html</A>
> >
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