anarchicq (anarchicq) wrote in artists_beware,
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Advice on body art

I'm posting this for a friend who does not have LJ.
Her boyfriend works in a tattoo shop and they recently gain a new piercer. This new piercer is using pictures of her work at her previous place of employment in her portfolio.

The owner of the place she used to work is complaining that he has IP over the photos of piercer's work and is requesting that she not use the pictures. But any artist uses work from previous employment/gigs/magazines they've worked on to get a job right? I don't see how peircing would be any different.

And technically the copyright of the photo would go to whoever snapped the photo but the actual peircing would be the work of the piercer, no?

Any help clearing this up would be great. Thanks.

Edit: corrected my spelling.
Tags: advice for artists, copyright
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