[rumori] ideas of ownership

Nicola Battista [rumori] ideas of ownership
Wed, 10 Jun 1998 10:17:05 +0200 (MET DST) (00897495425, 199806100817.KAA08652ATmail.tol.it)

At 20.38 09/06/98 -0400, someone wrote:

>it is possible to "own" a unique work of art and it is possible to "own" a
>reproduction of a work of art.
>I like owning art if it is something that I never tire of looking at. but
>then again, the only "art" I own is some stuff I bought at a garage sale
>for 20 bucks. The woman who sold them to me was given the paintings by a
>friend. However, I have seen some paintings and sculptures that I would
>like to have in my possession.
>but you are right (or jcage is right) that it is silly to think you "own"
>something that everyone else has access to.

this makes me think about a piece of "art" I recently bought... I was my my friends at a comic convention (Expocartoon) in Rome. There was this guy from
US selling original pages from comic books. I bought one (a Star Wars page
drawn by Terry Dodson and Kevin Nowlan) for something like 80$.
I own the piece of paper with the original drawing, but I don't own the
right to reproduce it, even if it's the original "cliche" from which every other copy has been made. And of course I don't even own the charachters on
it, that are property of Lucasfilm. It's a bit like software... you
physically "own" a disk or cd, but the contents are copyrighted by the software house...

Nicola (Dj Batman) Battista