The Copyrights of Artists and Their Estates
by Jen Graves
on Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 12:54 PM
To my mind, it's clear that James Cameron should have to pay to use Picasso's Demoiselles in Titanic, and that it's eyebrow-raising that Julian Schnabel made Basquiat knockoffs against the wishes of the Basquiat estate for his movie, as reported in today's New York Times.
But Google Art Project is kind of a new middle zone between museums, which artists allow to show their works, and commercial uses.
Should artists be suspicious of Google Art Project?