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Hälsningar Marie


lördag 28 augusti 2010

Mer om upphovsrätt och plagiarism

Idag dök det upp ett nyhetsbrev från en tidning jag prenumererar på - Art Jewelry Magazine - i mailboxen. Och som av en händelse (med referens till mitt senaste inlägg) så handlade det om upphovsrätt. Och eftersom kännedomen om upphovsrätt verkar bli mindre och mindre för varje år nuförtiden så klipper jag in en del av innehållet i "From the Editor" här nedanför. Det beskriver för all del amerikanska förutsättningar, men så vitt jag vet är inte svenska förhållanden så hemskt mycket annorlunda:

One of the most common questions I receive from readers is about copyrights - specifically, whether or not readers can reproduce the projects that appear in Art Jewelry magazine. Obviously, we wouldn't print step-by-step instructions if we didn't hope that our readers would make the pieces, but how far are readers allowed to go? Can they sell the pieces they make? Once they've learned the technique, can they teach a class in that technique?

The shortest (and safest) answer is no. The long answer is: It depends on whether it's a technique or a design. Copyright is a magical thing. It comes into being, fully formed, as soon as an artist has created a piece; the artist doesn't have to file official paperwork or attach a © to his or her piece. An idea or a concept cannot be copyrighted, but as soon as that idea has culminated in a concrete piece of artwork, the design of that artwork belongs to the artist. So, by all means, make that lovely necklace you've made from instructions you found in Art Jewelry. And wear it proudly, or give it as a gift. But don't offer it on your etsy.com store, or teach a class on how to make it. Instead, take a technique you've learned from that project -- that cool way of making cold connection, for example -- and use it in a design of your own. If you want to teach the necklace in a class, contact the magazine and the artist/designer of the piece, and ask permission.

How much do you need to alter a design in order to make it your own? There's a common truism that if you alter 10% of a design, it's sufficiently different to sell as your own. I've heard this as 20% and 30% as well. As with many truisms, however, it's not exactly true. You'd be safer to estimate if only 10% of your design is the same as the original, then you can call the new design your own. (...)

Så "enkelt" är det faktiskt. Gör nåt eget, nåt unikt, nåt som är ditt eget - härma inte nån annan. Det är helt enkelt inte rätt. Varken moraliskt eller upphovsrättsligt eller konstnärligt. Basta!

Marie

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