Only Originals

A group dedicated to those who are willing to make and share only original mail art. So, in this case, no copies!

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Intellectual property? 6 Replies

What do you guys think about having someone substantially change an original mail art piece they received that was signed, dated, titled, and not labeled as add and pass, and then send it back to the…Continue

Started by Melanie Reed. Last reply by Terry Owenby Jan 26.

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Comment by awyn on November 9, 2023 at 2:55pm

Received from Susan Gnaedinger today.

Comment by Terry Owenby on October 24, 2023 at 6:51pm

Thank you for the invitation to your group. I look forward to participating.

Comment by Susan Gnaedinger on October 8, 2023 at 11:54pm

A collage from coco Muchmore with hand carved stamp.

Comment by awyn on September 16, 2023 at 4:21pm

Received today from Kayenderes (Quebec, CANADA). Merci!

Comment by Susan Gnaedinger on July 13, 2023 at 9:46pm

Entire page of printing with hand carved stamp from Coco Muchmore. This is only a small piece of the printing and she sent me the stamp!

Comment by Carien van Hest on April 30, 2023 at 11:32am

Predrag, please read the explanation. Thank you!

Comment by Predrag Petrovic on April 30, 2023 at 11:02am

Changing the original work (to various extent), is one of the common ''modus operandi'' in the world of Postal Art. It is the best to observe particular case, to be sure what one wanted to explain. Copyright problem may arise in some cases, but only if the original owner of the work is complaining. For instance, if somebody was using photo (cut out from the newspapers or magazines) etc etc. But it rarely happens, and of course, well known artists will never use someone else's work, that would be direct breach of copyright/s. There's thousands of cases and stories about it. 

Comment by Susan Gnaedinger on April 25, 2023 at 1:00am

You know how you look at something and then you look at it again? Two small envelopes, 2 x 2 and a half inches, inside a larger envelope. The photo doesn't do them justice. The piece in the lower left hand corner is a three panel booklet.

Comment by awyn on February 28, 2023 at 5:04pm

Received from Coco Muchmore - Year of the Rabbit

Thank you so much, Coco!

Comment by Susan Gnaedinger on December 10, 2022 at 3:02pm


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