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Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] copyright
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 14:38:50 -0400
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At 02:08 PM 7/29/2007, judy olsen wrote:
> >
> > They involve
> > technical skills, not creation.
>There's a difference?
>The digital image is an original work in its own right.


That is not correct. A copy, no matter how produced, is an original
work eligible for copyright protection. In fact, the right to copy
is reserved to the original copyright holder. Any copy you make of a
copyrighted work must be made with the permission of the copyright
holder. If the work you are copying is in the public domain, then it
belongs to the community at large and no copyright can vest in the
copy of the public domain work.

"There is little doubt that many photographs, probably the
overwhelming majority, reflect at least the modest amount of
originality required for copyright protection. . . But 'slavish
copying,' although doubtless requiring technical skill and effort,
does not qualify."
Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corporation


Pat Asher
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