Legally Speaking: Street Art (Part 2)

Sharon Givoni Consulting Street art

Did you know that you could infringe copyright in a painting if it features in the background of a photograph which is used for commercial purposes? Yes, true. The same applies to street art and even graffiti. If you reproduce an image of it in a book, newspaper, magazine or online that could actually breach the artists’ copyright (whether the street art was painted legally or not). For this reason, it is best to seek permission first (or even a licence). Let’s explore this further.

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