Rabid intellectual property protectionism – IP extremism – is so rampant that if the foundation demanded that future Warhols pay for permission to build on Warhol’s art, most people wouldn’t even notice the hypocrisy.
On a slightly different note . . .
As many of you know, I am greatly concerned when artists go to extreme measures to “protect” distribution of their images. I’m most appalled by giant “copyright” signs on top of online images. Can’t think of a worse presentation of artwork. Can you imagine this from Picasso?
What say you?
Lessig has many good arguments. I’m sure you could come up with an equal number of your own for the other side.
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