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

From: Bob Boster (
Date: Mon Jun 24 2002 - 00:19:05 PDT

bb> What about the attribution to Cage? Not that I care, but I wonder if
part of their point is that Batt sites Cage as an author...

I mean, copyright pursuit of people who are recontextualizing is one thing,
but citation of someone as an 'author' and then not 'paying' them seems
like a different mess altogether.

At 20:14 23/06/2002 -0500, Carrie McLaren wrote:
>I forwarded this article to Siva Vaidhyanathan, and he had an interesting
><<<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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