[d@DCC] Paintings "disappear" from Tata Gallery
mctaylor at privacy.nb.ca
Mon May 12 08:37:43 EDT 2003
On Sun, May 11, 2003 at 09:26:21PM -0400, Russell McOrmond wrote:
> On Sat, 3 May 2003, Chris Palmer wrote:
> > This is a real pathetic story about the impact of copyright:
> > "But just hours after it was launched with a fanfare by comedian Michael
> > Palin, almost four out of 10 pictures were replaced with a message saying
> > they were unavailable for copyright reasons"
> I am curious why it is assumed that this was a bad thing to have these
> digitizations removed.
> My personal copyright fight is not against copyright, but against media
> monopolization and removal of creators rights and citizens rights.
I'm not sure what vaild copyright claim there of the works of Claude Monet
(1840-1926), Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), and Henry Moore (1831-1895). I can
understand that Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) copyright is being held by
his estate or trust.
So why are these works that appear that they should be in the public
domain being restricted on the pretense of copyright? Is it to do with
Corbis's exclusive digital rights, purchased circa 1995-1997 from
galleries, estates, and trusts?
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