More Copyright Thoughts

September 20th, 2004 · No Comments
by Booksquare

This article about Damian Loeb and his use of photographs (by other artists) as the basis for his paintings leads us to wonder: what does copyright represent? We are not being obtuse. Much. Where does stealing end and homage or inspiration begin? If Loeb had identified his sources, would that have changed the nature of the argument? Though we like to think the opposite, copyright is not as black and white as it could be. And on an unrelated note, we particularly enjoyed the media relations director’s statement — it smacks, ever-so-slightly (which is sarcastic for “a lot”) of defensive. So defensive, that coupled with the fact that the provenance of the original work is not identified, one longs for a quick reality check.

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