Skip to comments.A reminder that your Instagram photos arenít really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000
Posted on 05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared and sold for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other peoples Instagram photos without warning or permission.
The collection, New Portraits, is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each.
How is this okay?
First you should know that Richard Prince has been re-photographing since the 1970s. He takes pictures of photos in magazines, advertisements, books or actors headshots, then alters them to varying degrees. Often, they look nearly identical to the originals. This has of course, led to legal trouble. In 2008, French photographer Patrick Cariou sued Prince after he re-photographed Carious images of Jamaicas Rastafarian community. Although Cariou won at first, on appeal, the court ruled that Prince had not committed copyright infringement because his works were transformative.
...Knowing that more legal action is unlikely, Prince appears to be enjoying the attention. He has been re-tweeting and re-posting his many critics.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
What’s “interesting”/ironic is that the Washington Post then (re)published an Instagram post critical of the show by one of the women who’ work was “reappropriated” (stolen). They did not give her a byline credit and I doubt they paid her for the image or text.
He’s been doing this since long before Instagram.
Liberals don’t have to pay or give credit. Rules are for the little people.
I think i'm gonna be rich!
I think the Mona Lisa is in the public domain. A picture of the Mona Lisa on an easel, on the other hand, is an original creative work fixed in a tangible medium of expression. You could get sued for copying it.
Hell I wish he’d do this to one of my pics. I’d get a lot more followers. But seriously, it’s not like anyone else could do this with their own pics. He’s an established “artist” and he already has the infrastructure. Regular people do not.
Guaranteed all lib RAT voters. There's a fool born every day.
Guaranteed all lib RAT voters.
Especially considering the subject matter:
“The collection, New Portraits, is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses.”
I bet that “restoration” of Jesus has made more than $90,000 for the little village it is in. (Spain? Italy?) I read where lots of tourists now go to the place to take a look at it!
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