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If I buy a book, and I request an author to sign it and make

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If I buy a book, and I request an author to sign it and make a comment with his signature,
Do I have the right to reproduce the handwriting and signature?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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No, even if you try to "make a comment with his signature" you could not use that to try to circumvent the copyright/trademark laws regarding his unique signature to get you a "fair use" exception. The courts are VERY strict about reproduction of signatures as well because it can open people up to forgery and fraud as well, since others can take what you reproduce and use it for illegal means.

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