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Significant War Scenes by Battlefront Artist 1941-1945

Discussion in 'Art of War' started by Jba45ww2, Apr 30, 2019.

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    Jba45ww2 Active Member Patron  

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    I have been going to the Reading WW2 Air Show for the last 23 years and besides being a great time always find something interesting. About ten years back I purchased this book that really had amazing works of art from the war. Each work has a bio of the artist and represents what the artist experienced and saw, Thought it was a very unusual piece and purchased.
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    Be nice to put that online.
     
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    I would love to see the rest of it. Larry is right. This belongs online.
     
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    I will start working on getting pictures to share. Glad there is an interest.
     
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    If you need help, yell. I have an A3 scanner here.
     
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    I ended up using my CX 6000 camera to take pictures of the art since they were too large to fit on my Cannon Scanner. In total there are 32 war scenes and the book is in pristine condition. I think it was only open a few times based on the condition of the pages. Please let me know if there are any questions.
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    These are the last works from the book. It has a copyright of 1951, Chrysler Corporation. There is also a page stating that the originals are hanging in the General Administration Office of Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, Michigan. I am not sure if the book was a promotional item or just for Chrysler.
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    If it's copyrighted you shouldn't put it up here without their permission. Shouldn't be a big deal, but best to stay kosher.
     
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    How long does a copyright last? The book is almost 70 years old.
    In any case, the images are quite good.
     
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    Not sure if you want to pull down until I get permission? If you have to I totally understand. The thought of the copyright never crossed my mind. I did some quick checking to see if they renewed the copyright since it becomes public domain after 28 years but could not confirm.
     
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    Currently US copyrights last the life of the creator plus seventy-five years.
     
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    Life+70 years for works published after January 1,1978. Anonymous, pseudonymous, and works for hire are 90 years after publication or 120 years after creation,whichever expires first.
     
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    Seems American centric...Copyright should be ok...it IS public display, but not for profit...so even if you did get done, there would be no compensation.
     
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    If it's over 70 years old though the copyright probably expired prior to the changes that lengthened it considerably. Did works that had the copyright expire get it back again?
     
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    Works written prior to 1924 are in the public domain, and anyone can use or publish them.

    Copyrights between 1950 and 1963 were good for 28years, but could be renewed for an additional 67 years. Renewal was not automatic, but had to be applied for.

    Further, it must be considered that copyright, in this case, would only apply to the written material...the artwork contained in the book might be handled differently.
     
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    Working on Hyperwar has made me sensitive to copyrights. But if the pictures were created by men on active duty then they would be public domain, I think. And same with the text if that was supplied to Chrysler by a government body.

    Finally, if there is no copyright information in the front of the book it would probably be okay to reproduce it.
     
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    JBA, I would love to do a copy of that book using my high-scanner. I would pay postage both ways. That copy would go on Hyperwar, I think, with attribution to your for providing the source material.
     

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