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Re: [BKARTS] Writers and authors



Stamps are a minor issue, but it turns out that (1) I must correct myself
(again, darn it) and (2) the correct answer is revealing.

Section G013 of the USPS Domestic Mail Manual reveals that the designs of
stamps, stamped envelopes, stamped cards, aerogrammes, souveneir cards and
other philatelic items issued on or after 1/1/78 are copyrighted. Permitted
uses are generous, including use in editorial matter in newspapers,
magazines, journals, books, philatelic catalogs, philatelic albums and so
forth. When depicting uncanceled items in color, illustrations must be less
than 75% or more than 150% in linear dimension of the size of the original
design. If the illustration is of a cancelled item or is in b&w, it may be
any size.

What is news to me here is that the govt in fact DOES copyright some items,
in addition to establishing other restrictions by statute or reg.

Thanks to L Cifali, who prompted me to do some research that revealed my
ignorance.

-----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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