Alpharetta, GA asked in Copyright, Internet Law and Trademark for Georgia

Q: I found a sticker for sale online. Is it against copyright laws to use the design on my own product that I'll sell?

The seller sells a bunch of stickers online. There is one particular sticker design I love that I want to print on a face mask with my own quote along with it. The sticker doesn't have the (C) on it and her website doesn't have any info about copyrights or trademark. Will I get in trouble for using the design? Also, if it is against Copyright what can I do to edit the photo enough for it to not be copyright?

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Tania Maria Williams
Tania Maria Williams
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  • West Palm Beach, FL

A: The artwork in the sticker belongs to the artist even if it doesn't have the copyright symbol on the sticker. The better plan of action is to reach out to the seller and see if they own the rights to the artwork or know who does. Feel free to call or email me if I can be of further assistance.

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