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Tattoos & Copyright Presentation

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Taylor Carey

on 27 April 2010

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Tattoos & Copyright Are Tattoos Copyrightable? Copyright protects original works of authorship that are fixed in a tangible form of expression Tangible Form of Expression Who holds the copyright? When an original work is created, the copyright automatically belongs to the creator of the work HOWEVER... Joint Work Work For Hire Is a tattoo of a copyrighted
work an infringing use? NO "Human beings are not two dimensional canvases” Ink takes to skin differently than, for example, a pen to paper, so each tattoo could be considered an original work of art – even if it is a visual reproduction of an existing image or even another tattoo YES "The infringing work must merely be substantially similar, not exact" Are Tattoos of Copyrighted
Images Fair Use? Purpose and Character
of the Use Transformative vs. Derivative Commercial nature of the work Amount and substantiality Effect upon work's value Implications
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