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Dear Helyn,

One of the premier concerns amongst visual artists exposing their creative work over the Internet is the fear of privacy and unauthorized duplication and reuse.

In case you hadn't noticed, the barn door is already wide open. Ask any commercially licensed screenprinter or visit any weekend flea market worldwide. Unauthorized Image duplication and reproduction is a multi-billion dollar business and in these quasi- recessionary times, a growth industry.

For every high profile Napster or Kaaza style website, numerous imitators are emerging on the Internet regularly in a cross section of creative industries including publishing, video, software and yes, visual arts. Thinly veiled as Peer-To-Peer (P2P) websites, they trade compressed formatted data to "peers" without the direct involvement of manufacturers, wholesalers or any middle level of distribution. A code of ethics imposed on Napster by a Court of Law has yet to be integrated into most of these enterprises, which translates into a complete bypass of financial royalties and compensation for the original creator.

These websites have raised a fresh debate over the issue of copyright and intellectual property rights involving such questions as who actually owns a new design or innovation and for how long a period.

The enhanced state of digital technology is likewise assisting the process of simplified reproduction. Over the past few years, significant advancements and improvements in digital scanners (priced under $100), high resolution large scale printers and plotters (new model pricing from under $3000 and used appreciably less) and imaging software (Adobe Photoshop) make reproductions often superior in quality to original work. A new breed of publisher is emerging, technologically enabled to print orders on demand (when paid in advance), in innumerable quantities and operating in gray areas with or without an artist's participation or cooperation

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Sincerely,

Helyn Davenport
PixiPort Fine Art Photography Gallery


email: helyn@pixiport.com
voice: 386-740-8068
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