media, and from other artists’ past or current work. Ideally, almost all clients will talk at length
with me about their current projects, as well as their ideas at the outset of their project. At
every step, whether the client asks me to or not, I am looking to see if there are possible
copyright infringements. One example is the artist or client who wants to take a famous photo
and paint it in a different manner or style. Many times when I discuss a possible infringement,
I hear back from my client that even if the aforementioned work is copyrighted, what they are
considering doing would be considered fair use.
What is fair use?