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Re: Signatures

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Litesal (litesal)
Tue, 9 Nov 1999 18:58:59 -0500

> I had an agent from a gallery in Wisconsin pay me half of the agreed price
> for an original after it was in his possession. Without my permission he
> printed an edition of 5,000 prints. I couldn't afford to go after him at
> that time, but what was redeeming was that the prints would not bring in
> the money he was after because I didn't pencil sign them and number the
> edition. The original was signed.
> Another company owes me big money for about 22 shirt designs I've done for
> them that have sold in America the nation over. (we're talking about
> $125,000 loss between the two!) If I'm ever able to afford to recover
> money from that deal, it will be because of my signature on my work. You
> must sign your name, draw a small copyright c with a circle around it, and
> date at least the year, such as '99 to be recognized as officially
> copyright. To get full protection from the feds however, you must
> the image.

Dear Larry,

Thank you for adding to the conversation. You have made an excellent point,
something I haven't thought
about since I haven't run into such unscrupulous people (because my work
doesn't bring in that kind of $$!!).

Sincerely, Leah

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