painting photo taken by somebody else
I have been asked to do a painting for a charity fundraiser. I found a photograph in a gallery online that I found quite moving, and would like that to be my subject. Can I do this legally? I am not being paid, but the painting will be auctioned to raise money for a local playground/park. I don't plan on ''copying'' the photo exactly, but certainly would like it to be the basis of my painting. Thanks
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Re: painting photo taken by somebody else
Best to consult with a lawyer as to the specific facts here, but you should be OK under a couple of different legal theories.