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That's my zine, the purple one on the bottom right. But where's the free copy I've been demanding? Jeez.
maybe it's on the way. i was truly surprised it showed up today.
Maranda Elizabeth said:That's my zine, the purple one on the bottom right. But where's the free copy I've been demanding? Jeez.
Now I'm curious as to who else may have a received a copy.
I don't want to sound insenstive or dismissive, but I don't think I'd've been very bothered by this. In fact, I might even have been flattered, but if so, just a little. I'd also feel hypocritical criticizing the Professor, given my own views & practices on copyrights:
Recently, old-time zinester Lisa B. Falour, creator of Bikini Girl, displayed and talked about my zine .Zap!!omania on YouTube. She didn't ask permission, and I never expected her to. I took her action as a well-intentioned favor and a compliment. Of course I'm not saying that other zinesters should. Just giving my reaction.
More and more, I'm confused and clueless about what's acceptable. Is publishing a physical address on the envelope I get a zine in, WITHOUT PERMISSION, acceptable? Or is doing so WRONG, an insensitive violation of somebody's privacy? (In the contact zine I'm planning, my plan is to reserve the right to publish any physical address i come across, unless CLEARLY told not to.)
Everything seems so much more restrictive, "Mother May I", these days.
But I'll grant, the tone of the letter did seem a little "cheerily" condescending.
I received my book in the mail a few days ago. I'll post an extensive review on my blog once I've finished reading it.
I'm annoyed by some of the errors I've already found though. Like, she claims that I started Culture Slut in 2007 when it was 2004 (something that would have been easily cleared up if she'd contacted me first), and she also refers to Our Hero as an American show, when not only is it Canadian, but the Canada government logo is clearly visible on the screencap that she included in the book. It's very clear from her writing that she is interested in the "look" of zines as a graphic designer and seems to care very little about the content. Oh well.