[DWJ] Ansible this week--t-shirts.

Elizabeth Bentley ebentleysln at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 6 01:56:58 EDT 2010

Really sorry that your copyright warning was taken so wrongly by  
Ansible - I'm sure DWJ didn't mean to sound negative, just jokey.

Elizabeth Bentley BA MCLIP
Northbrook C of E School, London SE13 5HZ
mailto:ebentleysln at googlemail.com

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On 6 Jul 2010, at 05:49, Farah Mendlesohn wrote:

> Dear All
> Many of you will have seen the following comment in Ansible
> *Outraged Letters.* <http://news.ansible.co.uk/a276.html#19> *Diana  
> Wynne
>> Jones* loves her fans: 'Meanwhile the DWJ List, having supplied me  
>> most
>> generously with a vast bouquet of exotic blooms and a fine picture,  
>> are now
>> selecting quotes from my books to put on T shirts. Farah Mendlesohn  
>> has
>> pronounced this a breach of copyright, but since I have said I  
>> don't mind in
>> the least, I don't think it is. Actually my own favourite quote is a
>> sentence from a student thesis I was once sent: "Jones disagrees".
>> Understand that this applies to Farah and not the List.'
> As I have now had two people (one on LJ) suggest that I am "anti- 
> fan" I have
> asked Dave Langford to print the following, and have sent him a  
> record of
> the conversation as proof. (I have asked him not to use any names  
> but my own
> and that of Roger Burton West who also chimed in to explain  
> copyright).
> Some of you will think I am over reacting, but Ansible has thousands  
> of
> readers, and I am well enough known in fandom and academia that this  
> could
> (and already has) damage my reputation.
> The initial conversation began when someone suggested it would be  
> fun to
>> choose t-shirt slogans. It was only when someone suggested printing  
>> them in
>> bulk and selling them, that I pointed out that this might be a  
>> breach of
>> copyright, and I suggested that someone contact Diana for  
>> permission. This
>> was corroborated by Roger Burton West. Diana sent a message to the  
>> list
>> granting permission. (Farah Mendlesohn)
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