Thursday, April 05, 2007

April 5, 2007 Bonus Blog
Finished Classic Gunfights at about ten. Still hanging out on the railroad tracks. Called Rod Cook in Wellington, Kansas and he said he could find the answer, but it wouldn't be until tonight (his notes are in Caldwell). Still need to tweak To The Point (my editorial) for the June issue. Also starting to work on July and need to finish a Bull Riding Program ad, and a new gunfight for The Cowboy Chronicle by tomorrow. Classic Gunfights, the book is due on April 13 and I need to finish a dozen peices of art for that. I know, it's like running in front of a train.

Regarding my concerns about copyright infringement, here is an interesting take on that:

Copyright Critique
"I'm not sure what all this means, but as someone who tries to be honest, and consistent, I don't like it one bit."

“What it means is copyright in the 21st century is broken. On the one hand, you have Disney expanding copyright every time the Mouse is eligible for the public domain. On the other, you have technology that makes it really easy to share what you like.

“Copyright was originally established to make sure creators got a fair shake, and then their work was supposed to go into the public domain. The original copyright in Britain and the US was based on the Statute of Anne: fourteen years, non-renewable. They've been expanding it ever since. Now we're up to seventy years after the death of the inventor in some countries. That's just insane.

“Well, it's a huge topic. I'm on the side that says if no one profits, filesharing is okay. If someone makes money, I want my piece of the action.

“The evidence seems to suggest that sharing files actually increases sales, because most of the filesharers wouldn't buy anyway, but people who love the file often buy the official version.

“Okay, this is already too long. But don't feel guilty for enjoying the occasional piece of art someone shares with you!”
—Will Shetterly

Buckeye On Billy
“Can't we evolve in art & histoiry or must we forever be saddled by a sameness of one badly doctored image. How can the Pan at rest create such a motion. Should not this bright soul be released from that moronic shell to change the attitude of a nation. He was the boy warrior who bucked the tiger and died in so doing."
—Buckeye Blake

“Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”
—Ronald Reagan

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