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PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2008 8:22 am    Post subject: Can I use a famous persons image? Reply with quote

I have produced (drawn) a series of images, which are all my own work. These include some portraits of famous people / film characters can I sell the artwork without infringing copyright.

Do people own the right to their image or is it the file character that holds the copyright?

Thanks for any help.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You would not be infringing copyright by selling these works - as they are your drawings (you created them) you will be the copyright owner.

A person does have some rights to their own image - but generally speaking, action would only be likely if the images defame or malign the person.
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