Q: I discovered art hidden secretly in an artist work ( 1 portrait has most of Alice in Wonderland). Do I have any rights ?
Some work can be observed, many require mirrors and tricks to find (102 so far). Some are public domain, most are not. The artist can only be understood through deconstruction and reconstruction. At first I thought it was all public domain, before I understood there were loop holes. I now have 1000's of images. It is a historic discovery and I was the only one to do it, so I continued. One director OK'd my sending 7 analysis, but said he couldn't be involved (but keep researching). I'll now seek permission to send some masterpieces to another. Do I have rights to any of the discovered art? Without me they wouldn't exist.
A: In a nutshell, no. Copyright belongs to the creator/author (or their heirs/assigns), and you are not the creator. You could write a book about it and own the copyright to your book.
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