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Right to copy works for preservation and ownership | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Right to copy works for preservation and ownership

While not the sexiest of subjects copyright and rights management are pretty topical at the moment. While I’m enjoying muxtape immensely it’s probably only a matter of time before it gets shut down. This post isn’t really about that though. It has more two do with two articles that I came across at almost the same time. The first article comes via PopHoto.com titled The Marilyn Case: A Big Win for Photographers and the second article from Businessweek called While the Books Crumble. While I’m not going to try to sum up the articles they both represent an interesting period of time between creative work, ownership, law and how things will be archived in the future. Most people that visit DesignNotes are in the business of making things – it’s a topic that should be on the radar for what it’s worth. While we’re not lawyers we should be taking an active role in how these type of policies are dealt with in the times we live in.

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  • http://www.randytroppmann.com Randy Troppmann

    Re: Marilyn Monroe case. Wow. Isn't it amazing what greed does to people? And as time goes on the tether the so-called rights holder has to the item in question becomes even more fragile.