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: Copyright question


Asancta
11-29-2015, 08:04 PM
Ok...so I have some ideas for my next paintings and I've found some coloring books designs.Now...I want to include some of those patterns into my paintings but I am not sure if this would be legal under the copyright laws.When I first saw the books I was like "great something I can use freely" but then I arrived home and I looked up this issue on the internet and now am not so sure.After all it's just a design...I will work with it and paint it...

TerryCurley
11-30-2015, 03:14 AM
Personally I don't think it's a problem and I personally would just do it. You are using it for an idea not to copy their work.

Asancta
11-30-2015, 02:40 PM
I looked on other forums and some copyright sites and as far as I see it should be ok as long as I "transform" the original designs and adapt them into my artwork.Again...I am using/inspire(?) parts of some designs,I even change the size to fit my canvas and then paint them.Is not even the main focus but somewhere into the background...like art nouveau style(am not sure will look anything like the original designs after I finish) .Eh well...hope no one will sue me over it.