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Artist says Catholic paper used image without permission to promote faith in the home

“They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

A CANADIAN ARTIST has said an image of hers was used without permission on the front cover of Irish-produced Catholic newspaper Alive!.

Dine Goldstein took to her Facebook page to say use of the artwork – featuring a stressed Snow White at home with several children while her prince watches horse racing on TV – is copyright infringement.

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The image accompanied an article about the consequences on the family of lack of religion in the home. The text beside it reads: “They no longer live ‘happily ever after’ … Being the child of parents with no faith is tough.”

The artwork is part of a series called ‘The Fallen Princesses‘, which depicts female fairytale characters who didn’t get their ‘happy ever after’.

In her post, Goldstein stated:

First I will state that I did not permit this publication to use my work on their cover. The Fallen Princesses are all copy-written and this is an infringement on the copyright.
Also on a personal note I would like to make it clear that I have chosen to raise my children with tradition and without religion. Therefore this is a direct violation to my individual principles. It’s insulting as well as dishonest of them to use my artwork in this way.

TheJournal.ie has contacted the editor of Alive! for comment.

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