Sunday, February 20, 2005

Conceptual Art Correspondance

And...for my mac friends who missed the inspiring critique of The Gates on the Daily Show, a quicktime video of the masterpiece.

Recent news concerning copyright issues just makes me sigh.
Christo's publisher claims a vast new degree of copyright and trademark protection. They claim they will prosecute anyone who sells their own original photos of the Gates; who makes and sells a drawing of the Gates or who even uses the words, the Gates, without their permission. They claim to have copyrighted the words, The Gates. They also claim to have an agreement with the media that media sources may only use news photos of the gates for the period the installation is up. That after that the media will only be allowed to use "official" photos of The Gates.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder if thats why these got taken down.

11:13 AM  
Blogger Anne Walk said...

could be!

these copyright stories make me hurt. a friend of mine who has is not involved in the art industry (and it certainly is an industry!) commented that high profile stories such as this one and the chicago one are providing further fodder to those who argue against art funding.

12:02 PM  

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