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By Bill Ivey

ISBN-10: 0520241126

ISBN-13: 9780520241121

In this impassioned and persuasive e-book, invoice Ivey, the previous chairman of the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, assesses the present nation of the humanities in the US and unearths reason for alarm. at the same time he celebrates our ever-emerging tradition and how it enriches our lives right here at domestic whereas spreading the dream of democracy around the globe, he issues to a looming main issue. The increasing footprint of copyright, an unconstrained arts market, and a central authority unwilling to have interaction tradition as a significant area for public coverage have come jointly to undermine paintings, artistry, and cultural heritage—the expressive lifetime of the United States. In 8 succinct chapters, Ivey blends own memoir, coverage research, and deeply held convictions to discover and outline a coordinated imaginative and prescient for paintings, tradition, and expression in American life.

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Read the constitutional phrase again: the power granted to Congress is to promote progress, not protect property. The limited term of copyright is also important, because the intent of the framers was not to institute a variation of property rights—like rights to a tract of land—that would secure ownership in artworks and inventions forever, but rather to encourage creativity. So once the term of copyright ends, work enters the “public domain” and can be used and reconfigured by anyone without permission—a steady flow of old art into new that, presumably, promotes progress.

I’m constantly surprised by what is still around. But even what’s left can be hard to find. ” A passionate supporter of jazz heritage preservation, Keepnews holds special affection for 78 rpm jazz discs recorded before World War II. heritage 39 “That’s a finite preservation project,” he explains.

For a company like Corbis, the going price for a particular use is determined by the character of the image itself in relation to the perceived commercial potential of a specific use: People magazine pays more than the Journal of American History, and the JFK Jr. image costs more than, say, a generic photograph of sunglasses. Similar calculations determine rates for licensing old movie clips, music for documentary films, and sound recordings for CD compilations. ” If the JFK Jr. shot is essential to a project, or, heaven forbid, you’ve already printed the book or edited the film before securing rights, get ready to fork over significant money.

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