creative license vs. copyright law

An interesting story at Alliance for Arts and Culture:

Vancouver artist collides with Olympic and Paralympics copyright act
Vancouver artist, Kimberly Baker, learned first hand the extent of Bill C-47 — the Olympic and Paralympic Marks Act — after producing artwork for a graduation exhibition at the Emily Carr Institute. Ms. Baker’s work, the Transit Shelter Project, includes photos of a person in a sleeping bag with “Vancouver 2010” written beneath. She learned the work indeed collides with the recently enacted bill in what appears to be a trademark infringement issue. She has detailed her experience in an article for Common Ground.

Click here to read the article.

To read the bill, visit this Government of Canada website and click on C-47.

August 17, 2007 in Being an Artist, Concepts, Other artists by Marja-Leena