Thursday, April 05, 2018

Copyright beyond the grave: the Vivian Maier case

Copyright is a very tricky subject - even when the original copyright holder dies without apparent heirs. This is the case of Vivian Maier - a completely unknown amateur photographer. When John Maloof bought the contents of Maier's storage locker, he found around 100,000 negatives and slides, including thousands of undeveloped rolls of film. The quality of her work was so good that galleries became interested and started to show her work in exhibitions. And Maloof wanted to make a lot of money from this find - but that's where lawyers came in.... Read the full story in the linked art-icle.

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