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[Legal] Reproducing an article - don't!


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listen up people:

 If I bought a charm and recast it in gold instead of silver, then
destroyed the original, I *think* I would probably be within my
rights.... ...If one has an item, one generally has the right to
modify that particular item. (There are some artistic integrity
laws around, but they have more to do with originals and
one-of-a-kind items, and have not yet been thoroughly integrated
into intellectual property laws. 

a design is a design is a design! you can admire someone’s design.
you can buy someone’s design. you can wear someone’s design. BUT YOU
CANNOT DO A THING WITH IT OTHER THAN THE ABOVE! a ‘modification’ of
someone’s intellectual property is still copyright infringement. it
is not legal. it will get you in trouble. the pendulum has swung in
favor of artists’ work - finally. say you created a piece of
sculpture & a collector bought it. then the mold was broken or
damaged. you have the right as the originator of that work to have
access to the piece now in the collector’s possession. they may not
like it but they shall give you reasonable access so you can create
another mold. consider the possibility that you’ve listened to the
wrong advice & tinkered with that piece by ‘modifying’ it … aside
from being foolish, you’re going to be the laughingstock of the
collectors’ world. the best advice: create your own designs; don’t go
through life as ‘a foolish person’: “what foolish people seek, they
look for in others; what wise people seek they look for within
themselves.”

safe holidays people -
ive