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WA Altered Artwork - Breach of Copyright?

Discussion in 'Intellectual Property Law Forum' started by Gus, 12 April 2015.

  1. Gus

    Gus Active Member

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    I have downloaded a photo of an animal from the internet and then used photoshop to kind of make it look like a painting. The layout is the same but the style is completely different. Oh, and I have put some writing on it too, suggesting the animal and background painting is a scene in Sydney. I will now be printing out and selling it on a commercial basis. Can I get into trouble on copyright over this?
     
  2. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    Yes.
    Even in modified form, part of the work you have created
    is the original work of somebody else.
     
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