The Warholian Dichotomy To Intellectual Property
from the does-that-make-sense? dept
Larry Lessig has an article in the latest issue of Wired Magazine where he discusses how amazed he is that the foundation established following Andy Warhol’s death has a semi-enlightened policy towards people using Warhol’s work. How “enlightened?” Basically, if you’re an artist or a “scholar” they don’t bug you very much. For commercial users, however, they are extremely strict. This is enlightened? Wasn’t that exactly part of what fair use was supposed to protect in the first place? It’s a pretty sad statement when such a policy is considered so surprising that it’s worth writing about.