[…] the federal copyright law clearly states that the mere ownership of an object like a painting — the physical embodiment of a work — does not convey any right to the copyright in that work. In other words, just because you own a picture doesn’t mean you’re allowed to make copies and sell them, unless you have express consent of the artist or copyright holder. The same applies to negatives; owning a negative doesn’t entitle you to print from the negative unless you also own the copyright.
“The Curious Case of Vivian Maier’s Copyright” —Gapers Block
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