Two quick things - 1. If you want to protect your copyright to these
materials put something on each one saying it is for personal use not
publication (I've had professors do this) and send yourself a copy via
registered mail, sign for it, and do not open it. If someone later accuses
you of stealing their idea you can take the sealed envelope into court and
have proof you developed the material. 2. You are not alone. We have people
show up at the museum with artwork they want us to fix (that is what you do
is the comment), or to appraise it. BTW Museums cannot appraise work do to
an ethical conflict. Here is the problem - sometime in the future the
artwork may be donated or sold to the museum. The museum can be accused of
giving a low appraisal to be able to buy it at a lower price.
Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
From: John & Sandra Barrick [astroboy]
Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 4:13 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Art imitates LIfe
> Don't be amazed, irritated or exasperated if someone wants a piece of your
> ideas for their own. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. And of
> course, as some of you chose to, all you have to do is say no-if you like.
> Kindness breeds appreciation.
Appreciation is wonderful but I am talking about the people who find
you on the internet by typing in a subject or phrase and up pops
posts pertaining to their subject from our list.
This is why it gets the list bogged down with petty or unrelated
subjects. Anyone, not just an artist, list member, fellow teacher
etc. can find your posts on the WWW.That's what I mean by
strangers requesting info and wanting you to send them everything to
their address. YOu have to be careful these days and it helps to a
least know a familiar name from the list. I'm not saying I haven't
helped people in the past nor that I won't help them in the future.
I do get a lot of unsolicited email and I trash all of it.
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