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Writer's Room => Kidlit Genres => Topic started by: patricia-franz on September 07, 2020, 11:10 AM

Title: Copyright Permission?
Post by: patricia-franz on September 07, 2020, 11:10 AM
Would I need to seek permission from a publisher if a book/cover is part of a picture that is being included in my picture book?  Context:  I am self-publishing using altered digital images.  One image shows the cover of a published picture book on someone's lap (the character is reading the book). 
Title: Re: Copyright Permission?
Post by: karen-b-jones on September 07, 2020, 06:47 PM
I'm not sure about the picture book publisher (probably not, but please verify) but who owns the copyrights on the digital images you altered? 
Title: Re: Copyright Permission?
Post by: patricia-franz on September 07, 2020, 06:52 PM
Verify, meaning contact the publisher to ask the question?
The digital images are my own. 
Title: Re: Copyright Permission?
Post by: karen-b-jones on September 08, 2020, 06:31 AM
I was thinking the ask a lawyer board.