Do you think this would also apply if it was, say, a painting or other
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From: "Maggie White" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
Sent: Friday, March 28, 2008 3:36 PM
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] art and poetry
> Hi, Lydia,
> 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.
> Dulcius wrote:
>> 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
>> What do you all think?
>> -Lydia in Toledo
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