[rumori] Re: be careful next time you are very quiet

From: Carrie McLaren (carrieATstayfreemagazine.org)
Date: Sun Jun 23 2002 - 18:14:30 PDT

I forwarded this article to Siva Vaidhyanathan, and he had an
interesting comment:

<<<The only thing a court would support from the Cage peoples' claim
is that arranging silence into exactly 4 min 33 secs constitutes
"originality" under the law. The silence itself is not protectable.
So they might have a claim against a composer who issued exactly 4:33
of silence. But 4:34 is not protectable. It's a new arrangement. That
was Cage's point, after all. See his book Silence.>>>

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