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Old 27-07-09, 06:15 PM
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Hi Janet,
Interesting question. Copyright laws are to prevent people from profiting from the works of others. If you paint a portrait of someone wearing a designer dress, it would be a compliment to the designer. I can't imagine how they could claim you were trying to profit from it. These days, though, you have to worry about everything.
In the portrait I did for the Smithsonian competition, I used a design from one of my wife's dresses for the background. Maybe I'll get sued! C'est la guerre...
Phil
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