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Re: Copyright Casino
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Copyright Casino
- From: Tom Walker <knowware@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 May 1996 23:39:42 -0700
- Message-id: <199605270635.CAA06938@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Charles Alexander wrote:
>not all attention to issues of copyright is "pedantic
>attention." It can simply be respect for what an artist has made, and what
>she or he owns.
I agree entirely.
>But it's also true that art touches on commerce all the
>time, and would you have us simply remain ignorant about that, in favor of
>truth and beauty?
Again, I agree that art touches on commerce all the time and most decidedly
would _not_ "have us simply remain ignorant about that". What I object to is
not knowledge of commerce (I'm 100% for commerce) but the kind of complacent
half-knowledge that assumes that the customs and laws of the marketplace are
eternal and "natural".
Truth and Beauty don't *have* to be romantic (said Tom, ironically).
Tom Walker, knoW Ware Communications
"Only in mediocre art does life unfold as fate."
- Michael Ignatieff