Friday, February 28, 2020

Are Art Foundations Loosening Reigns on their Copyrighted Works?

February marked what may be shift in the approach to copyright art foundations are taking. The Rauchenberg Foundation adopted a new policy allowing images of Rauchenberg works to be used, for non-commercial purposes, free of charge or license. Since doing so, the foundation has found a major increase in publicity, and reports the gain outweighs the lost licensing fees.

The Mike Kelley Foundation may be following their lead. The foundation’s president, John Welchman, supported The Rauchenberg Foundation’s policy change. Welchman is a professor, and with educational purposes in mind, plans to discuss easing copyright restrictions on Kelley works.



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