[pure-silver] Re: archives

From: DarkroomMagic <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [pure-silver] Re: archives
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 21:44:54 +0200

> This is a purely hypothetical discussion anyway.

Not really.  If this were an empty issue, then there would be lots of
pure-silver CD-ROM's openly distributed by now.  I don't think this is
much different from the need for model release form, property release
form, prints delivery form to galleries, license of rights for stock
images, etc. Even when I shoot my friend for favor, I always ask for a
release and give them pretty much unlimited license for use of their
images right away. They may need this when they print their images
immediately or some time in the future. In my view, archiving a
mailing list is not much different.

Copyright related issues and licensing are a part of daily life of
artists among others, so there are many resources online and in
books/newsletters/magazines. There are many canned license forms that
you can use with minimal editing for most routine work. Only in those
unusual circumstances you might want to draft something and have
lawyers review it, but those resources tell you what kinds of things
are important to include.

I do typographic work, making posters, and other printing related
stuff for my projects from time to time. If I try to print a poster
with a decent printing company, they need to know in writing we have
proper licensing of rights with the original artists. This sort of
things are very common in many aspects of creative activities, and I
understand some of them are necessary mechanisms to protect original
work.

But there are other negative aspects of copyright, which I should save
for some other time.

--
Ryuji Suzuki
"Keep a good head and always carry a light camera."
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