Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Crazy Horse Copyright Breeds Buffalo

For those of you who are deluded by the idea that strict copyright enforcement restricts creativity, read this story about a saddle maker who worked six weeks on a life-sized bison art project with an image of Chief Crazy Horse on it for an old-west fest, only to find both the name and image to be copyrighted when he wanted to put it up for auction. Instead of painting over the image he crossed back home through the US, rush-ordered "an emergency-replacement fiberglass buffalo" and created a second piece.


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