Constricting Art Through "Ownership"

In yesterday's New York Times, a lawyer named Michael Rips presented a piece entitled "Fair Use, Art, Swiss Cheese and Me" about the artist DavideSalle's use of a picture of him. He ends:It is David Salle and the artistic movement with which he is associated, and to which he has greatly contributed, that give value … Continue reading Constricting Art Through "Ownership"

Academic Commons [Updated]

Via Blogging Brande, I discovered Nick Montfort’s post on Grand Text Auto concerning open access and academic journals.Let me start with a sober and analytic reaction: “Yippee!”That out of the way, the battle between those of us who believe that the “commons” benefits everyone (in part, through what I call “the Grateful Dead effect,” from … Continue reading Academic Commons [Updated]