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Re: [BKARTS] Writers and authors

if the art in question is in the public domain (most anything published
prior to 1951 and certain other items) you are spending money unnecessarily.
even tho the museum has the original, it does not have a copyright on
anything published pre-1951. Of course if you are copying a postcard, the
postcard (the image on the card as opposed to the actual art shown on the
card) may be within copyright, and you would have to pay to use the image.
(Ever wonder why museums don't want you taking photos of their art?)
Nonetheless it is sometimes a good idea to pay a "use fee" to maintain good
relations with an institution that is important to you.

-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of
Bertha Rogers
Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2003 5:30 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Writers and authors

No, you can't make artist's books using any other artist's material, without
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
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
> for
> artist books. My intent was that while it is acceptable to work with
> poetry and text, one SHOULD get permission. As I wrote, it is
> and
> courteous to request permission from the author, or publisher, as it is
> 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
> 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
> 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
> without the permission of the photographer?
> Still dancing,
> Alice
> THE DANCING CHANCELLOR:<A HREF="http://tudorhistory.org/news/hatton.html";>
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