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

Hallie O'Donovan hallieod at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 04:19:00 EDT 2010


This shouldn't have happened, Farah.

I'm thinking maybe I need a FAN OF FARAH t-shirt.

Hallie

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 6:56 AM, Elizabeth Bentley <
ebentleysln at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Really sorry that your copyright warning was taken so wrongly by Ansible -
> I'm sure DWJ didn't mean to sound negative, just jokey.
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> On 6 Jul 2010, at 05:49, Farah Mendlesohn wrote:
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>  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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