It certainly does bear the "slightest kernel of truth." If someone puts a rectangle up on istock, and I modify it by deleting 1 of the 4 points, I'd like to see the owner of the art prosecute me for printing a triangle.No, you will not. That does not even bear the slighest kernel of truth.
I'm always amused by those thinking there is some type of mathematical formula that applies to image manipulation in regards to copyright or trademark infringement.Also, if you change the graphic more than 25% you will be fine.
You are totally incorrect about editing copywrited works. If you edit a copywrited image it makes it no more legal than if you didnt edit it but still used it. In fact editing it only makes it more evident that you intended to defraud the copywrite owner as you tried to manipulate the image to hide the fact you are infringing. Read the laws thuroughly Also as the pp stated, you do not have to have a copywrite on your image for it to be protected, you only have to show that you created it before the other person used it and therefore you establish ownership.It certainly does bear the "slightest kernel of truth." If someone puts a rectangle up on istock, and I modify it by deleting 1 of the 4 points, I'd like to see the owner of the art prosecute me for printing a triangle.
every infringement case is unique. Technically, it's not how much of a percentage you change the art, but whether the commercial value of the old art is being infringed on. There are also parody laws which can be considered.
99% of people never even bother to register their art with the Library of Congress. Try going to court to claim infringement without having your art registered, and you'll get a very expensive lesson in wasting a judges time.
My first response to this thread was a couple of years ago, so I thought I should update my responseHi,
Has anyone here downloaded files form istockphotos with intentions of using/modifying images to t-shirt sales. If so, did you purchase an extened license policy? It is very confusing with the legal BS that they post.