A&P At what point do modified images become mine?

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  1. SubOptimal

    SubOptimal New Member

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    Say I take some scifi/abstract wall paper image off of deviantart and cut out a third of it to use, then change the color, make some of the area black or somewhat transparent and put some text on it. Would that image then be mine or would I still have to give the original creator credit?
     
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    i'm no lawyer, but it will never be yours without the legal exchange of rights to use that photo.
     
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    have you been following the Obama "hope" picture trial?
     
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    the Rosswog OT Supporter

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    you can use a certain percentage of an existing work to create a new work.

    The percentage is pretty low, i can't remember from Copyright class back in school.
     
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    No. Cliffs on the trial so far? I read about it when the issue was first raised, but haven't stayed up to date.
     
  6. SubOptimal

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    No, but I just read an article on it. I can understand him in trouble for lying to the Feds, but suing him over that that heavily modified photograph is ridiculous to me.

    If anyone spends much time on Deviantart, how common is it for the art to be "open sourced" or free to modify for personal use?
     
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    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    The line is fuzzy, but it's not uncommon for people to take an image, barely distort it, and then use it in some sort of commercial work.

    I don't know the exact case law, but I work in television and see it happen all the time.
     
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    Yea. I want to say it was something like 8-15 notable changes to the image. So think color, cropping, masking, manipulation...
     
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    I don't know if this is a reliable source or not but found it after a quick google search.




    http://www.rightsforartists.com/copyright.html
     

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