Joined: 24 Sep 2009
|Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:08 pm Post subject: Image Copyright - Does liability affect employers or staff
Here's an issue I'm struggling with at the moment, that hopefully someone can help me with.
I work as a Graphic Designer for a company that manufactures household items (not wishing to name names here etc), and my current task is to take a photograph (of a corporate display stand from one of our suppliers) and then vectorize the image in Illustrator - removing all branding of the original company in the process.
Now, I suspect this infringes copyright in some form (though I'm not 100% sure), as we're intending to advertise our products using my 'drawing' of their original display stand, and if I am breaking copyright, I want to know who is liable.
Am I protected as I'm working under instruction from my boss, or am I potentially in trouble as I'm their designer?