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by BobR
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright ownership of 1937 commissioned painting.
Replies: 7
Views: 6555

Thanks again for your reply, can't imagine the lawyer £'s you're saving me (not least in avoiding unnecessary amazon spending) To summarize, Mum's estate could well own copyright. Possible challenges include A) The artist's copyright holder on the basis that i) Painting wasn't commissioned ii) Paint...
by BobR
Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright ownership of 1937 commissioned painting.
Replies: 7
Views: 6555

Andy, many thanks again. My goodness the plot thickens, doesn't it? I'm not sure I totally understand all of the above, and I don't want to out myself too much, but if it helps.... The picture was purchased by myself at public auction from my late mother's estate (of which I am beneficiary/executor ...
by BobR
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright ownership of 1937 commissioned painting.
Replies: 7
Views: 6555

Dear Andy Many thanks for your detailed reply, I am extremely appreciative of your time and efforts. I agree with your final quote!! I have struggled to find detailed reference to the issue of inheriting the commissioned copyright rights separately from the commissioned work. The UK Copyright servic...
by BobR
Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Copyright Law
Topic: Copyright ownership of 1937 commissioned painting.
Replies: 7
Views: 6555

Copyright ownership of 1937 commissioned painting.

Another new user seeking specialist advice, thanks in advance. I have recently acquired a painting of a dog, signed by a known artist (1937) who died in the 60's. The provenance of the work is that it was believed to be commissioned by the owner and has never been published. My understanding is that...