Hmm? did you find something that could be violating copyright again?
Actually, yeah. I went to the art museum yesterday. But then I thought, aren’t paintings protected by the Copyright act?
Well, of course they are.
I thought you would need the right to present to show the painting
Is it, Are you saying that art museums all over the world are violating copyright?
Under article 45 of the copyright act, it is stated the if you gain permission from the owner of the original work of art and or photographs, you can exhibit it. The works of art include paintings, printmakings, sculptures. This means that in
art museums, they are allowed to exhibit the art works because they have gotten permission from the owners of the original art works.
Also, the museums are allowed to make booklets that include picture of the artwork explaining to the viewer what the artwork is and is also allowed to replicate or transmit these artworks when the owner tries to loan or transfer these
Article 45 (1) The owner of the original copy of an artistic work or photographic work or a person authorized thereby maypublicly exhibit that work. (2) The provisions of the preceding paragraph do not apply if theoriginal copy of an artistic
work is permanently installed on a street, at a park, or in any other outdoor location accessible to the public, or on the outer wall of a building or other place easily seen by the public.
(Exploitation of an artistic work, etc. on public display) Article 46 It is permissible to exploit an artistic work theoriginal copy of which is permanently installed in an outdoor location as provided for in paragraph (2) of the preceding
Article or an architectural work, in any way whatsoever exceptthe following: (i) producing additional copies of a sculpture or offering suchadditional copies of the sculpture to the public by transferring them; (ii) reproducing an
architectural work by means of construction, or offering copies of an architectural work so reproduced to the public by transferring them; (iii) reproducing a work in order to permanently install it in an outdoor location as provided for
in paragraph (2) of the preceding Article; (iv) reproducing an artistic work for the purpose of selling copies of it, or selling such copies.
(Reproduction in connection with the exhibition of an artistic work, etc.) Article 47 A person that, without prejudice to the right provided for in Article 25, publicly exhibits the original copy of an artistic work or photographic work, may
print such work in pamphlets for the purpose of explaining or introducing the workto persons viewing it. (Reproduction, etc. in connection with an offer to transfer, etc. an artistic work, etc.) Article 47-2 If, without prejudice to
the rights set forth in Article26-2, paragraph (1) and Article 26-3, the owner of the originalor a copy of an artistic work or photographic work or any otherperson with the authority to transfer or rent out the original or a copy thereof seeks
to transfer or rent out the original or copy of the work, the person with that authority or a personcommissioned thereby may, for use in making the offer to transfer or rent out the original or copy of the work, reproduceor transmit to the
public the work (and may make the workavailable for transmission, if it is to be transmitted to the publicvia automatic public transmission) (but the person may do so only if that person takes measures to prevent or deter the copythat is made
when the work is reproduced for the offer, from being used to reproduce the work; measures to prevent or deter a person from reproducing the work after receiving it in a transmission to the public; or any other measure designated by Cabinet
Order as one that stops the interests of the copyrightowner from being unfairly prejudiced).