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My daughter, an artist, wants to paint a mural of a Matisse painting that was done in the 1920's. is there any issue with copyright law?

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The Matisse estate is very active in attempting to protect the copyright of his paintings even as far back as the 1920s. So, there could be some risk involved. However, there is a kind of use that is statutorily defined as “fair use." Section 107 of the Copyright Act provides that reproductions can be made for the purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, … scholarship or research,” without infringing. So the mural could fall under the fair use protection depending on the purpose of the painting.

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