The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0288 Thursday, 10 February 2000.
Date: Thursday, 10 Feb 2000 11:06:00 +0900
Subject: 11.0275 Re: Rights to Images
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0275 Re: Rights to Images
I assume that reproductions of paintings and objects in American museums
are subject to similar restrictions? It's not copyright as applied to
published texts, it's rights to images of property. So long as something
belongs to someone (person or institution) its image is protected. In
France, at least, owners of buildings and even of hills figuring in
postcards are entitled to claim a share of the profits. It certainly
leads to frustration and the Web is full of transgressions, but at least
some museums seem alert to protect their financial and 'moral'