I think that whether a photo of a piece of art in situ, as it were, is not clearly a "copy".I do believe there might be an issue here. You can hang the framed art in your shop waiting for a customer to pickup. But you cannot reproduce the art with out the artist not the art owner but the artists permission. Taking a picture and posting it would be making a copy. I hove noticed on many tv reality shows and newscasts etc, art work is usually fuzzed out. Must be a real reason for that.
This is just sad. The client couldn't have come to you first requesting you to remove it? Come on... What's going on with the world these days?! No one wants to have a "difficult" conversation anymore.Received a letter from attorney asking for thousands of dollars for copyright violation by using an image of his clients work. A picture was taken of the customers artwork to show the type of work we do. Has anyone else experienced this?
Yes, and it will cost you too. We have an attorney in the family, and so it only cost us the amount of the settlement, which was paltry compared with what a lawsuit would have cost. Our problem is that we forgot to add the contact information for the customer's upcoming show. We have a permission form at the shop that we give to customers whose work we would like to feature online. In this case, the art was shown in a newsletter and someone forgot to have the artist sign the form. We sent out a new version advertising the artist's show and paid her a chunk of money after she signed a non-disclosure agreement. Done, and done. We all make mistakes sometimes, and sometimes it takes one to clean up our procedures.Received a letter from attorney asking for thousands of dollars for copyright violation by using an image of his clients work. A picture was taken of the customers artwork to show the type of work we do. Has anyone else experienced this?