"Robert Eberwein" <firstname.lastname@example.org> put forth: > ... well, I ENJOY beating > lawyers out of their claim to Shakespeare's royalties. It's a wacky, > irrational, unfair claim. Well, that's something a bit more than a few years old. How about if you were Sam Shepard, and someone thought you were making so much money that it wouldn't make a knock-off production of "Fool for Love"? How does the fact that you've made a lot of money off of anything have an effect on the legality or morality of stealing your work? > Mixing my metaphors here, I know, but, if that woodblock is in a safe > somewhere, my woodprint isn't really worth anything- and who is pirating > who? How about if someone made a copy of that woodblock, and while not taking credit for the woodblock's design, made prints through the use of that copy? Shouldn't the owner have the right to compensation? Shouldn't the owner have the right to do with the woodblock what he or she pleases, whether it's to conceal it in a safe, burn it, or produce t-shirts and dress prints with it? Stephen Goodman http://www.earthlight.net/Gallery_Front.html - Cartoons & Illustrations http://www.earthlight.net/Studios * The free Loop of the Week! http://www.mp3.com/StephenGoodman * New MP3 Releases!