" I have no copyright in my portraits "said mahatma gandhi in 1931


Mahatma wrote to M.Rebello & Son responding to a request for permission to use his image on roofing tiles. Mahatma Gandhi’s reply written on 31 May, 1931 says: “I have your letter of 22nd instant. I have no copyright in my portraits but I am unable to give the consent you require.” According to his grandson,Gopalkrishna Gandhi , this reply showed Mahatma’s general attitude to advertisements and advertising!

present day politicians are putting up own statues in some states,at state expense !!!!!!