How to Reproduce a Work of Art
When you buy an original work of art, you do not automatically acquire the right to reproduce it. You simply purchase the right to use it. This means that you may reproduce it without permission or you may even assign this right to another person. The artist may object to your copying his work, but some consumers may think it is OK. It is always better to ask permission before you do anything. Here are some steps to take when you want to make a reproduction:
Reproduction of a work of art is considered an exclusive right. This includes the process of making a print or making a movie, and it also includes the reproduction of a fine-art print, suitable for framing. It can also include reproductions for greeting cards, general books, magazines, and newspapers other than the arts or news sections. It also covers the use of a work on TV, except for educational purposes, posters, and billboards.
The right of reproduction is an important aspect of protecting an original work. This applies to both commercial and non-commercial purposes. In addition to making prints, you can also use an original painting to make reproductions. As long as you get the permission from the artist, you can reproduce his work in a wide variety of ways. One popular way to do this is by requesting reproduction rights from the artist before you buy it. Most artists will grant you the rights of reproduction.