Since this is a photography site, I have a portrait to show ...

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Copyright infringement
In reply to Sante Patate, Mar 1, 2013

Sante Patate wrote:

nevada5 wrote:

Sante Patate wrote:

[...] posting photographs of other people's copyright work without their permission is against the law.

Never heard of this. Would you care to cite the law?

What? It is called the Copyright Act - s106 in the US Act is the relevant one. You can find the text at http://www.copyright.gov/title17/.

If you have just got the idea that a photograph of a sculpture would not breach the copyright in the sculpture, you are wrong (the photograph is a "derivative work"). You might want to read Rogers v Koons (1990) as well. There really is no question that, absent permission, the OP has infringed the sculptor's copyright.

I guess I'm going to the big house

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