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I got the same message about the Barnard Zine Library Zine. I do think it's bad form, and I also thought British copyright was more intense than American copyright. On the other hand, I feel like covers are fair game. I don't think it's worth getting in a huff unless it's interior pages that are reproduced without prior permission.
see, i feel differently about this because the cover of my zine is an original illustration. it IS content that i create, and usually it's the best illustration in my zine.
That makes sense, Ramsey. I hope you didn't think I was blowing off your concern. I do think it was irresponsible, inappropriate, and out-of-synch with zine community standards.
I guess I'm a teeny bit more sympathetic than some of y'all because I switch back and forth from zine scholarship subject to zine scholarship author. In the past I've been guilty of using zine images in presentations without asking/notifying the author/artist, but I've been more diligent about it in more recent work. And I sure wouldn't use zine images in a book without making a concerted effort to find the publisher.
ramsey everydaypants said:see, i feel differently about this because the cover of my zine is an original illustration. it IS content that i create, and usually it's the best illustration in my zine.
- but so much image-appropriation goes on in zining I think it looks a bit odd for the community to get too upset about it.