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I would like to make reproductions of a living artists work

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I would like to make reproductions of a living artist's work and put it into another form. What would I have to do to legally do this without infringing on the original rights of the artist and is this possible to do?

You will need to obtain a license from the artist. The cost would be entirely negotiable between yourself and the artist.


Also, California Civil Code contains a number of laws concerning fine art sales and consignment that may impact your activities, if you are selling or consigning from within California.


See Civil Code 980-989; Civil Code 1738-1745.5.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
What kind of license from the artist would I need?

A license is a "term of art" in the legal profession (if such things can be called "art").


It means that you are granted permission to use the author's creative work under circumstances stated in the "license," which could be an ordinary contract that states the terms and conditions of use.


Here is a link to some sample agreements.

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