We support Fair Use of our music!
We were upset to find out that a lecture by Professor Lawrence Lessig titled ‘Open’ was removed from YouTube without review, under the mistaken belief that it infringed our copyright interests.
This lecture about Fair-Use included -as examples- bits of spontaneous fan videos using our song Lisztomania.
Not only do we welcome the illustrative use of our music for educational purposes, but, more broadly, we encourage people getting inspired and making their own versions of our songs and videos and posting the result online.
One of the great beauties of the digital era is to liberate spontaneous creativity - it might be a chaotic space of free association sometimes but the contemporary experience of digital re-mediation is enormously liberating.
We don’t feel the least alienated by this; appropriation and recontextualization is a long-standing behavior that has just been made easier and more visible by the ubiquity of internet.
In a few words:
We absolutely support Fair Use of our music,
and we can only encourage a new copyright policy that protects Fair Use as much as every creators’ legitimate interests.
Mika Ninagawa, Self Image, M label No.29
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We’re just back from Saint-Tropez where we shot a nice story for Aura Magazine. To be published in July.
photo : marc berville
Meeting Laurent Brancowitz (guitar/keyboard of pop band Phoenix) for FILAF ANNUAL was great. Laurent will be part of the FILAF jury this summer during the festival in Perpignan (23 - 29 June).
Mossless Issue 1 contains an essay by Susan Bright and four books featuring Alana Celii, Bobby Doherty, Brea Souders and Sean Vegezzi.
My dear friend the soprano Norma Nahoun is Princess Hermia in Barbe Bleue at the National Opera of Lorraine.
Philosopher Jacques Rancière yesterday at his home, answered our questions about the relationship between art and writings about art. To be published in FILAF ANNUAL #3.
We’re back from London where we’ve met photographer Miles Aldridge to talk about his books. This will be published in the next Filaf Annual (June) with a neat photography reportage by Arnaud Pyvka.
Andy Warhol’s first computer portrait using an Amiga. 1985.