copyright on scanned images
With a few exceptions, explicitly noted on the relevant image pages, the images shown on my web site are of artworks now in the public domain. Some of these images were created by scanning a photograph from a book. Some people argue that the mere taking of a photograph is an original work of art and is therefore copyright. However, current U.S. case law seems to make it clear that a photograph, whose very intent is to replicate a public domain image as closely as feasible, is not itself an original work of art, and is not subject to copyright protection. See Bridgeman versus Corel. It is on this basis that I present those images here. (I could argue fair use if they were copyright, but that doesn't appear to be necessary.)