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Re: [BKARTS] Writers and artists

Forgive me for signing in strongly on this, but it is never never appropriate to use any
other artist's work without obtaining permission. That's what copyright is for, even for an
edition of one.  The author will no doubt be pleased, as you say, but more than that, the
author's work should be respected as an entity of its own. I am a poet and an artist and
a publisher. Recently I learned, through one of my authors, that many of our poems had
been published on somebody's web site. My author was indignant and we both worked
to have the poems removed. Think about it:  what does an artist have but his/her art?
Andeven if the author is dead, you owe it to his/her estate to contact the publisher and
obtain permission. That's how the contracts were drawn.
Nope. Never appropriate. Never legal.
BErtha Rogers

On 18 Apr 2003 at 12:56, DanceMarathon1@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Dear Audrey-
>  As long as you don't mass market your book, yes, you may use an author's
> text.
> At the same time it is appropriate and courteous to request permission from
> the author,
> or publisher, as it is the property of the author and most likely
> copyrighted.
> Friendships often form as aresult of making contact with the author by
> acknowledging
> your admiration of their work.   Perhaps you might consider making a second
> edition or
> sending a slide of the completed book.
> Working with the poetry of Lee Young Lee in several of my own books, I drop
> Lee Young
> a note to let him know when those books are exhibited as well.
> Still dancing,
> Alice
> Alice Simpson
> THE DANCING CHANCELLOR:<A HREF="http://tudorhistory.org/news/hatton.html";> http://tudorhistory.org/news/hatton.html</A>
> > Date:    Thu, 17 Apr 2003 03:06:12 EDT
> > From:    Audrey  Hill <AudHill57@xxxxxxx>
> > Subject: Re: BOOK_ARTS-L Digest - 14 Apr 2003 to 16 Apr 2003 (#2003-105)
> >
> > I have a question that may not be answerable here.  If I like a story that
> > an
> > author has written and I illustrate it and letter press it, can I show it
> > if
> > I list him as the author?  If I don't try to sell the book.. of course
> > selling the work is another story.  I don't know if  I can find the author,
> > although I am looking for him currently.
> >
> > Audrey
> >

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