The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1754 Monday, 8 September 2003
Date: Friday, 05 Sep 2003 12:09:21 +0000
Subject: Inky Black
Mr Weiss (14.1742) seeks an explanation:
"Neither I nor any other copyright lawyer I know is aware that there is
a difference.[between plagiarism and piracy] Pray, what is it?"
As legal folk tend to know the small print of everything and the meaning
of nothing (apologies to [?] Oscar Wilde) and as most are proven lawyers
(apologies to Peter Cooke), I would be careful about citing them Larry!
My fees for an explanation are enormous (almost as high as theirs) so
contact me off List!
Or, if you like to conduct your own research and spend the money saved
on mead, have a read at the Stationers' Registry rules and regulations
and trawl the Renaissance Printing scholarship publications (which is
one of the concerns of this List). On a bi-annual average there is a
specialist in this field who spends his time wearily moaning about the
continuing and widespread misuse of the term by other scholars!
But in short- note the emphasis and may a certain previous tutor at the
Shakespeare Institute forgive me! - it's about printing things without
the proper licence.
I'm more concerned about the cost of mead, m'self!
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