Because the industry charged artists for everything, that put the artists on the line as "owners" of the work and its production, which means that now when they're looking to terminate old licensing agreements.
Creative brilliance will reach out to illuminate the darkened corners of the world. Or at least, Mickey Mouse will reach that far - posting your stuff on the internet and attributing your sources may just get YOU thrown in jail.
Who can hold copyright in a style? What Rihanna, Steve Jobs, and David LaChapelle have to do with style and personality rights.
It's illegal to deface someone else's property without their permission. Interestingly, what’s become illegal lately is cleaning a wall. Not only are there laws on the books that make it illegal to clean graffiti off your own wall, sometimes it's even illegal to clean off the grime.
Art has been losing its moorings in tradition, and this brings out some of the underlying assumptions about what art IS. The art world may be in perpetual debate as to whether the concept or the aesthetics are more important, but it seems generally agreed that art is something beyond the useful, that exists for…