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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Snuffelluffogus
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: 6 May 2004 17:47:03 -0700

> IMHO, your view is somewhat too economy centered.  Art has been created
> from millennia, long before the present "Western" copyright system
> existed.  For example, many painters of the past (whose paintings are
> nowadays traded for tens of millions) have died in poverty, but the fact
> that they couldn't make a living by creating artwork during their
> lifetime hasn't stopped them from doing so.  In short, people sometimes
> do things even without economic incentive.

But the art traders ultimately exploited those artists' situations.
Exploitation is wrong.

That is why today artists talk about attaching a contract to every
piece of artwork they sell, so that every subsequent resale results
in a percentage to them, or if they die then to their estate or someone
in need. And this is just.

But your understanding of the art world excludes this type of social justice.

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