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According to this article, Banksy, who once stated 'copyright is for losers', loses his copyright case !

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8741717/Banksy-stripped-copyright-famous-Flower-Thrower-artwork-anonymity.html

 

So can we now freely licence any graffiti artist's 'work' here on Alamy ?

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Could be worrying for us in terms of the suggestion that copyright can't automatically be created on private property ( or of private property?)

 

Not clear if this is about registering a trademark or copyright.

Edited by geogphotos

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13 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

Could be worrying for us in terms of the suggestion that copyright can't automatically be created on private property ( or of private property?)

 

Not clear if this is about registering a trademark or copyright.

I think this more about the fact that he refuses to reveal his true identity and therefore copyright can't be properly attributed.
As long as you finally reveal your true identity, I think you'll be OK "Ian". 

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I think that we must remember that many of the big name artists are now very much a commercial operation, out to capitalise on making money. I mean as much money as possible.

They have become a brand. The sharks !

 

It's more about business than art. Like premiership football is more about business than sport !

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28 minutes ago, Phil Robinson said:

I think this more about the fact that he refuses to reveal his true identity and therefore copyright can't be properly attributed.
As long as you finally reveal your true identity, I think you'll be OK "Ian". 

 

 

I just had two pics removed from Getty after a manufacturer of ammonia nitrate fertiliser complained that I had breached their trademark - maybe a bit touchy after half of Beirut has been blown up and seeking to disassociate the brand from the product?  The pics showed bags piled up in a barn with some context. They are still on Alamy and I hope if contacted that Alamy are more robust.

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As always the Fail has got it wrong.

In fact Banksy has had one of his EU trademarks invalidated for bad faith.

Correct details here

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2020/09/copyright-is-for-losers-and-so-are.html

 

As it's not about copyright per se it has no bearing on what Alamy will allow to stay up if they're threatened by lawyers.

 

Edited by spacecadet

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