Made with Hanbyul and Nadine
Made with Hanbyul
The handouts/videos are about intellectual property, plagiarism and copyright. With the exception of the Susan Meiselas part of ‘ON THE RIGHTS OF MOLOTOVMAN’, they all state that all the creators base their work on previous experience, and that, far from being bad, is just a fact that we have to accept and admit.
I agree with the point of view given in the pieces. I believe that learning is decoding feedback from the outside world, we learn from example and observation. We are social beings, communication is a vital part of ourselves; expression to the outside is fundamental, be it expressing or capturing another’s expression. Even the boldest novelist will have to admit that he didn’t invent the language used.
The Susan Meiselas response to Joy Garnett made me think about the rights of an author to censor his/her own work. Let’s imagine an uprising fascist authoritarian party is using a famous song for propaganda or acts. The song’s author has the right of being pissed off about that, and being unwilling to be identified with the party. Isn’t the act of asking for the removal of the song also a bit authoritarian? And if the author would allow the song to be played by a political party with whom he sympathizes? I don’t have a strong position on this, but if I have to choose I think I’d go for the freedom of the creations, and if you released something for the public you have to be coherent and tolerate the public you don’t like.
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