Friday, 13 February 2015

Quote of the morning: Artistic theft is “a subtle form of violence”

RF: "Theft is never innocent" … Interviewer: But notions of theft depend on
notions of property. RF: What is theft? … Examine the intent, would be my first
approach. We may or may not know what is ours, but we have a pretty good
idea of what is not.  … [Reasonable, decent people] may or may not agree with a
declared position - "theft" or "violation" – but we will honour the position because
the alternative is … non-consensual & therefore a subtle form of violence.
- King Crimson founder Robert Fripp on artistic theft and audience taping of live shows

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