Should photographs of artworks in the public domain be protected by copyright?

Posted by: BblackkBbirdd

For instance, the Mona Lisa isn't protected by copyright but a photograph of it is, so using the photograph without permission counts as copyright infringement even though it is a replication of something which isn't protected by copyright.

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FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-28T14:06:17.9722874-05:00
"because the photo is different from the artwork" And my screenshot of the photo of the artwork is different from the photo of the artwork.
BblackkBbirdd says2015-05-28T14:27:44.9630083-05:00 The photos on this page aren't identical to the original but they contain its likeness. Taking a photos like this: https://daydreamtourist.Files.Wordpress.Com/2014/11/van-gogh-close-up.Jpg or this requires skill and, these photos are different from the artwork which was photographed. Taking a screenshot is however making and exact copy, so it's not the same as photographing an artwork.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-28T14:44:41.4961506-05:00
It's not exact. My rendering may be of a completely different size or resolution than yours based on my screen I used to capture it. I don't think my way of copying is any more easy than photography than Leonardo would have though photography was over his way of rendering a portrait. Comparably the delta in skill level between the 3 makes my form no worse than photography is over hand painting.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-28T14:45:13.0557598-05:00
Than he would have thought*
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-05-28T14:53:53.4192525-05:00
I really think trying to make a copyrightable craft out of photography is a stretch. That guy who painted that made his own brushes and paints. That thing is a truly hand crafted piece of work. Photographers didnt build the instrument they use to capture the pictures, nor the scenes they capture. Their content is completely stolen in every regard. The only people who can claim to be actually making something in those worlds are 1) digital design because they modify images or create entirely from scratch models and images from their heads, 2) actors and models being filmed because their content is partially driven by the person being photographed or by the script they are reading. Standard photography has very little the photographer can claim as his to begin with. The angle he took the picture ... Or the time of day he took it all would have exited whether he was there or not. He's bringing nothing original to the table.

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