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So I've heard different answers to this question. If you buy a commissioned piece, or an original can you resell it? Or give it away?
What if you purchase a print and sell that off? Should you be required to ask the original artists permission? I personally don't think so. It's like when you buy a computer from bestbuy, I don't ask bestbuy if it's ok for me to give the computer away or to sell it to someone else. I'd really like to get more insight into this though so all responses are appreciated!
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lilstiney
Nov. 21st, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
I think a piece of art is re-sellable, as long as you aren't making copies and selling them for profit. But selling a single print or original that you yourself purchased--it pretty much becomes your item at that point, and selling is OK.

I'm not going to say every artist will like this fact or agree with it, but legally, that's the way it is. It's the making copies to sell, that's a no-no.

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