Monday, March 05, 2012

The fine line between "Design" and "tracing"

As authors we are warned that music companies are rather litiguous, and quoting lyrics isn't a great idea.  But apparently if you are making designer goods, tracing a album cover and slapping some lyrics on it is perfectly okay?

I think the "designer defense" must be a bit like the "literary defense" when it comes to blatantly selling derivative works?  (See a bunch of other examples here).

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