I've seen many examples of professional calligraphy that uses others'
words, with a small citation. I think as long as the students are
citing the author's name and not claiming the words as their own, it's fine.
> Hello everyone,
> I have a copyright related question for you to ponder: what are the
> copyright ramifications (if any) of using words written by someone
> else in your visual artwork? I am specifically thinking of poetry,
> but this could apply to prose, lyrics, etc. I know when I was in
> highschool, students doing calligraphy did this all the time, and we
> never thought about any copyright issues. But would there be some?
> Is it "taken care of" just by including the poet's/lyricist's/author's
> name? Is it different for student art as opposed to professional art
> that may be sold?
> What do you all think?
> -Lydia in Toledo
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