May 12, 2005
Too much copyright??
Have we all gone too far in copyright insanity? Bouncing around the blogging community is a discussion about street art with a copyright symbol that has appeared in Brooklyn. At the right edge of the image photo (left) you can catch a glimpse of the drawing that is being copyrighted.
Stay Free is of the opinion that the copyright is part of the art experience. Hard to say, but it does make me reflect that the sense of profitable ownership in art may have gone a bit too far.
UPDATE: May 16,2005
A response from the folks at Stay Free: I think you've got our take at Stay Free!'s backwards, Serena.
At the time that I wrote the post I thought the idea of copyrighting chalk street art was laughable and invited him to come after me for posting a photo on the Stay Free blog. On reflection, I think the copyright is INTENDED to make the work stand out so that people talk about it and reproduce it.