Asked in Copyright for Florida

Q: If you pay someone to create artwork, but they, unknowingly to you, traced over copyrighted artwork, who is at fault?

The artwork would be used in a commercial game. The artist would be paid to create original artwork on a website like upwork or fiverr.

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Robert Kost
Robert Kost
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Pittsburgh, PA

A: Potentially both of you would be on the hook - copyright law doesn't require that you intend to infringe. You discuss particulars with an attorney.

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