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Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Writing Links!

The New York Times published a piece Tuesday that deconstructs the influence of copyright law on the explosion of artistic talent that emerged in the late 16th century. Naturally there's a moral: artists should be relatively certain of receiving the financial benefits of their hardwork, because art life is the cornerstone of great cultures. Read it here.

The Great Gatsby for NES.

And a Russian writer published a retelling of the Lord of the Rings trilogy from the perspective of Mordor around 15 years ago and now it has been translated into English. Umm, yes please. You can download the book, titled The Last Ringbearer, for free here.

Since Shakespeare's works are not exactly subject to copyright law anymore, MIT has put every darn word he ever wrote on the internets. Here.

2 comments:

Stretch Marks said...

As New York Times published a great thing such that it determined the influence of copyright law on the explosion of artistic talent that emerged in the late 16th century.

Tres Crow said...

I assume you mean by this comment, good sir, that you disagree that this was a great article because of the historical context of its subject? If so, then I disagree. Copyright law, and the mechanisms by which artists secure payment for their work has a great deal to do with today's artistic climate.