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 ?
>From: "Eric Ferguson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Reply-To: email@example.com >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >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: email@example.com