RE: copyright

From: Gerry Giliberti ^lt;>
Date: 03/30/05-08:19:26 AM Z
Message-id: <43462DD94028D9118785000C76ED294C3C9D91@EXCHANGE_SERV>

Hi Stuart,

I thought it best to address this off list since it is not directly related
to the alternative list but I've changed my mind. (Also, this will be my
last response--Better to keep things alternative.)

I brought up the copyright issue and I know that copyright is a fleeting
issue that is difficult to enforce without lots of time and money but here's
how I see it:

The Gates are an installation art project and as such the copyright and
reproduction rights belong to Cristo. The public land issue is not
withstanding since the public is free to view the Gates but all of the
actual art project rights belong to Cristo. So any photographs or
documenting of the installation that generates income should be approved by

An analogy to a Central Park show vs. a gallery show might be: A gallery has
an installation in its space. You go in and photograph it. Then you use
those pictures in a show of your own in another gallery and you sell some of
those photographs. That to me is an infringement on the person's original

That's how I see it. I'm going to check with Jeffery Jacobson, a New York
entertainment lawyer and copyright expert, that I've work with in the past
and find out.

Ail I can say to the list is that when you see a copy of your work that
you've spent weeks working on in a print or web ad or as someone's web site
design background then you'll know how it feels.

Gerry G

-----Original Message-----
Subject: Re: copyright

I'm not a copyright attorney and I don't mean to
portray one on the web......but

I think that the infringement would occur if the
publisher photographed the drawings/renderings that
Christos and Jean-Claude made to raise money for the
project, used them but didn't get permission.

To be clearer, I go to a museum show of Cindy
Sherman's works. I take a photo of one of the images
cropping out everythng but the image area. I then
publish the image. If I hadn't gotten permission to
use the image from Cindy Sherman (or her reps), I
better get a superduper lawyer. That or win the
lottery to pay for the copyright infringement.
Received on Wed Mar 30 08:14:16 2005

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