and representation of your work]. That is why lawyers make the big bucks- to
construct convincing arguments to get money.
My opinion is that once a work is in the public domain, the only protection
you have is against people actually replicating your sculpture and calling
it their own work. Then, you could only expect to receive their profit from
In British Columbia, a new, architecturally exciting waterfront convention
centre was built. Their lawyers asserted copyright over every photograph of
the waterfront of Vancouver featuring this structure. It didn't get very
I sympathize with your anger and pain. But the fight to retain control over
intellectual property is a fight best undertaken by rich guys against guys
with lots of dough. For instance, if you are rich, you would do better suing
George Harrison over some lyrics.
Dwight "licensed to be cynical" Atkinson, MAIBC
Canada's Funniest Architect
Architect Atkinson Iconography Studio Incorporated
2243 West 47 Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6M 2M8
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