Update: I created this graphic many years ago, it’ been making the rounds on Pinterest lately so I decided to update the post to clarify. This image was created by me (Genpink) but the original quote is Audrey Hepburn. Want more lovely quotes checkout my Pinterest board: Word to Live By.
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I have a question that I’m hoping someone might know the answer to. What is the copyright rules on reproducing quotes? For example. I found the above quote on someone’s Facebook and I decided I liked it. I copied and pasted the quote into my beloved Adobe Illustrator and then made myself a pretty little graphic to put up on my blog. So here’s the question … would I be allowed to sell said little graphic (printed out in a frame perhaps)? Can you just reproduce any quote you feel like as long as you give credit? I see cute little framey things like this all the time at Target. I feel like I need a class on the legalities of graphic design. Perhaps some of you legalites can answer this question for me.