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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This copyright debate that's furiously raging...

Have a look at what Lee Cunliffe (Artbasher) says about it, and the excellent links. I think I agree with a lot of what he says. I'm worried about sites run by responsible people like myself being shut down by disgruntled dealers or artists, without any fair adjudication or discussion.

That possibility is very scary. It kills off any open art debate or public criticism in the culture. It's horrendous.

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