Give credit to Devisers

maguy paillet

Message 27781 · 8 Oct 2001 15:17:29 · Variable-width font · Whole thread

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Hi,
I agree with Eric Ferguson, being myself an artist-painter.
About devisor, why only 4 of them are mentioned (DREWRY, FOSS, COSH, HAYNES)
there is enough space to print the name of the devisor. Have a look in your
wee green book. Let's ask the printer for the next edition ?
Cheers,
MAGUY PAILLET
in LYON.FRANCE

>From: "Eric Ferguson" <x.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx>
>Reply-To: x.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx
>To: xxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
>Subject: Give credit to Devisers
>Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 14:37:48 +0200
>
>On 7 Oct 2001, at 22:24, Oberdan Otto wrote:
>
> > I most wholeheartedly agree. The Wee Green Book is a wonderful
> > product at a most reasonable price. <...>
>
> > However stories about Pillings heirs taking hard positions on
> > copyright infringement of the contents of their book are a bit much to
> > bear, considering that neither they nor the original Mr. Pillings
> > sought permission from the creators of all those dances to include
> > them in the book. <...>
>
>Far worse: no Pilling diagrams carry the deviser's name. Whatever
>the legal position may be, it is ethically unacceptable to cite or
>describe any work of art in any form without giving credit to its
>creator. Just fancy doing that for a play, a book, a painting, a
>sculpture, a piece of music ! Depriving a deviser of credit for his
>creation does him far more harm than would an illegal copy which
>might cause some small loss of sales.
>
>We can understand how this improper habit arose: the original (R)SCDS
>booklets contained "traditional" dances only, with no known deviser.
>But ever since the Reel of the 51st Division new devisers have added
>beautiful dances to our repertoire. There is no excuse for denying
>them the credit for their creations. All descriptions, cribs and
>Ball programmes should ALWAYS mention the deviser for every dance.
>
>Happy dancing,
>
>Eric
>Eric T. Ferguson, van Dormaalstraat 15, NL-5624 KH EINDHOVEN, Netherlands
>tel: (+31)(0)40-243 2878 fax:40-246 7036 e-mail: x.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

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