Monday, 13 February 2012

Post Modern work of art or Copyright Violation? Richard Prince in court

Richard Prince sometimes takes photos and changes them. The original is usually easily recognizable. This activity tends to break Copyright (if the creator of the original has not been dead for 70 years) and infringe the Moral Right that dictates an artist has the moral right to be recognized as the author of their work (Prince never acknowledges his sources) . In fact in a recent court case versus the photographer of the Rastafarian above Prince declared himself positively un-interested in any original that he takes and changes. His defence was that he needs other people’s works as raw material to "critique, dismantle, [and] transform..."  
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1 comment:

  1. for me it is not copyright violation...because there are lots of people who are doing it. and it is just a work of art.
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