Lawyer supports action against artist’s use of minor’s image

Talisa Kupenga

Ka herea a wai, he aha hoki ō mōtika ki te whakamahia poka noatia ō whakaahua ki te ipurangi mō te mahi hokohoko? Koirā ngā pātai i te tūnga o ngā pihi i te ao Māori mō te whakamahinga hē o ngā pikitia o ngā tīpuna Māori, o ngā mahi ō-nehe, o te kōtiro Māori hoki, i tāia ki ngā rawa hoko o te pae tukutuku fineartamerica.com.

I kōrero a Te Kāea Kupenga ki a Jenni Rutter, he rōia take hangarau, mana taonga hinengaro hoki. Ko tā kōrero he pōturi rawa a Aotearoa mo nga take ture e pā ana ki te mana whakairo mo te te iwi Māori atu i nga korero o te kerēme Wai 262.

"We had this fantastic report of recommendations about what we should be doing Māori Cultural IP nothing's really happened there's been some happenings on the haka in particular but really not a coordinated response in terms of what should we be doing to make sure that our laws do protect and look after Māori IP."

He ta Rutter hāngai tonu ki te pikitia o Zjana Marsh-Richard's he kahakitanga ma fineartamerica, a, e karangirangi ana.

"The person who took the photograph here the 'artist' chap Brent Snow ironically he actually owns copyright in the photograph that he took because he took it and he's the author, but, there's a good question about the composition as a separate copyright work. There is a really good argument that he has infringed copyright it's just not the traditional kind you would imagine.”

He Tā Rutter kua poka a Brent Snow i nga ture o fineartamerica.

"The terms and conditions say 'you must as an artist if you're putting an image onto our website, you must be sure that you own the copyright in that image and if it features somebody's likeness the likeness of a real person you must have permission or consent. So Brent Snow has completely breached the terms of this website.”

Ko tā Rutter no Snow te hē, a, me kimi ranaki te whanau o Zjana i te ringatoi me fineartamerica.