A Quark of A Different Spin. (adameros) wrote,
A Quark of A Different Spin.

I just got an lj spam requesting I join autonomous_art.

First, I'm not likely to do anything someone tells me anonymously. I'm sorry, I really do like to relate a face or name with a request.

Second, the premise of the community is:

As a definition “Autonomous Art” would encompass all artistic expression in any vein that, from it's inception, is created solely for the beautification of our world with no other motive bias. No restrictions are placed on it's viewing. No charge is assessed for the experience. It is free to be used by anyone and without copyright.

This is a noble concept, but I know that there are a lot of ignoble individuals and organizations out there who would happily use other peoples art for things the original artist would disagree with. If I have a family photo of my white family having a dinner together, I would not want the KKK to be able to use that image in their propaganda.

I have never charged for my pictures or art. Someday I might. Who knows. But when I have offered to let others use my pictures, it has been on a person by person basis with the restriction that they credit me and that if I am wholly opposed to how the image is used, that they stop using it. I think these are reasonable requests, and I would like to preserve my rights as the creator of my images.

Therefore, I can not join that community, but I wish them the best in their efforts.

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