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- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Copyright
- From: Charles Alexander <chax@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 23:20:38 -0500
- Message-id: <199605150426.AAA14694@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>But if you sell that collage, even if you use the original from the
>magazine or your one copy of the original, you are making money off
>someone else's copyrighted work, and this is where it becomes tricky. I
>deal with copyright issues a lot, and have not found a suitable answer
>for this question, expecially one all our lawyers can agree on. This
>has troubled me for quite some time and I would be very interested to
>see if anyone knows the definitive answer.
>There is no definitive answer.
No, indeed there is not. I think it's amusing that anyone would assume that
THE LAW would operate with any more precision or definitiveness than does
art, or science for that matter. Though perhaps not with any less, either.