Re: The Politics of the Bootleg

From: Lundgren (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Jun 11 2008 - 16:14:47 PDT

Do you know of any case in US that's been about abuse of the artwork itself... That is pan&scan edition, commercials on TV or likewise...?
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jim Carlile
  To: email suppressed
  Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 12:34 AM
  Subject: Re: The Politics of the Bootleg

  First of all, if the artist owns the copyright, no one can use the work without authorization. So if someone comes along and mangles it, there is adequate legal recourse possible in the U.S.

  If the offending artist relies upon 'fair use' as a defense, then they can't take very much of the original work, so they can't in any sense ruin it for the originating artist.

  But so what if someone comes along and extracts the work in parts?

  Big deal. It's not going to kill you and it might even be fun. Just make another one-- or improve the one you have.

  If your original work can't withstand a little abuse, then it's not much of a work.

  I also suspect-- with all this offense being taken at "money"-- that if your work were suddenly worth big bucks, the U.S. copyright-as-money aspect would be important to you, too!


  In a message dated 6/11/2008 1:58:19 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, email suppressed writes:
    First: There are many different copyright ideals. The US ideal is all about
    money. It sees films as products, and it's never about protecting the
    integrity of the artworks, it's about protecting the vallet. You don't sue
    because your artwork is being missused in a bad way, i.e. re-edited, has
    commerical breaks or if it has been adapted to
    what-is-suitble-to-screen-on-a-particulare-tv-channel, all this is common
    chow in the US and nobody cares - because it is _all_ about the money.

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