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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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dream_runner
Nov. 21st, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
personally, i think re-selling a print is completely fine. especially if it is an image the artist has placed copyrights or watermarks on. people can legally sell and trade comics, cd's and movies. what would be illegal about re-selling art? people frequently auction off fine art who did not create it.
re-selling an original is legal i guess. but in some instances it may be just a little insulting. i could see how if someone just bought an original as opposed to specifically commissioning one, that it wouldnt be a biggie, but if you specifically commissioned the orignal piece... well, PERSONALLY i would be a touch insulted if i found out someone i drew for wanted money more than the art i made for them.

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