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Is creating a vector image from a photograph breaking any copyright law? I've created a new vector image from a low quality photo, which I downloaded from a Pinterest page. I would like to use the vector image in a logo. It contains stylised lines and is not a perfect match, but it's my interpretation of it.

Am I breaking any copyright laws?

This is the Vector (Top), and photo (below) enter image description here

I've tried to find out who owns the original photo, but this has been difficult to obtain.

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3/16/2015 6:01:00 PM

We are not lawyers here, but it is a derivative work. Which is a copyright issue if you do not have permission.

All one needs do is review the Obama Hope poster and Shepherd Fairey's case. You might also want to review the penalties he suffered.


Nothing in this answer should be considered legal advice and no attorney-client relationship has been established.

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3/16/2015 6:15:00 PM