Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...


Subject: Re: On illegal software in an academic assignment ...
From: Richard Wentk (richard@skydancer.com)
Date: Sun Nov 13 2005 - 11:55:09 EST


At 16:39 13/11/2005, you wrote:
>Is a software environment 'co-author' of any EA piece? Are EA composers
>guilty of plagiarism if they don't list every piece of software they use?

Which is an interesting side argument. 'Photoshop Art' is produced by
artists exploring a set of visual tools that are almost always created by
someone else. Often the output is characteristic enough that it's possible
to know which software was used. This doesn't always stop the artists or
their dealers - as recently when I saw a completely generic KPT FraxxFlame
fractal inkjet print being sold for 2000 at a London art fair.

Creatively, the programmer is at least as much the author of a piece like
this as the artist is.

How much of this is also true in music - not just EA, but anything that
uses electronics?

Richard



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