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Quiz time, kids. Take a look at the following digital painting of mine, titled "A Pear for Magritte." 
A Pear for Magritte by bnolin
See anything here that might be a copyright infringement? The image of the pear is based on my own photograph. The crate is based on a stock photo, but I've changed it drastically. Besides, the stock image was royalty free, and, as far as I know, mine to use as I saw fit. Hm. The tabletop wood, same thing. The stones are made up, as is the background. 

So given all that, why do you think Zazzle contacted me recently to say they were pulling the image due to copyright infringement? 

Give up? The title is the problem. I've used the character string "Magritte," which in this context means I'm infringing on the rights of Rene Magritte, who's been dead since 1967. This just blew my mind. I'm using his NAME in the title. Zazzle says that if I remove his name from the title, I can resubmit the image. Isn't that something? But here's what kills me. The ruling body in this case is something called the Artist's Rights Society. On their home page, in their slideshow, is the following image, which shows Warhol taking someone else's work, altering it slightly, and putting his name on it. Gotta love Modern Art. It's a funny world we live in, folks. 

Copyright Craziness by bnolin


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Bob Nolin
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Current Residence: Pittsburgh, PA

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Spot-The-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are really amazing at art! You totally deserve a watch c:
bnolin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thank you so much! I appreciate the kind words. Love 
Spot-The-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte! You really deserve more, though!
Nexu4 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconthanxforfavplz: :iconfrostymorningbliss:
bnolin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
You're most welcome!
msfowle Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: Thanks so much for the :+fav: :love:
bnolin Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
NyasiaEsylvester Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional
Hey bob! absolutely beautiful work you have ! let me know if you're interested in using some of my images as a reference. 
Shroomworks Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You could have at least told me that you are going to un-watch me. Not the best behaviour imo.
SalsolaStock Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
We appreciate that you are watching us.  We'll try not to pick our noses or anything. ;)
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