Shouldn't the rules and legal issues regarding a work of software art be set
by the artist?
Must we define it as we do commercial software?
Does it have to fall in to the categories of freeware, shareware, tupperware
and so on?
Aren't the definitions and "regulations" involving the use of a software
artwork part of the concept?
If so, is it possible / neccesary / advisable to form a set of rules that
define the way software art be dealt with?
I can go on and on, but I've got to go now.
Wishing you all a cool summer from boiling Israel,
patrick lichty wrote:
> > If your artwork is 'software that does something' (such as Mongrel's
> > 'Linker' software) then what issues are involved? Do curators get it?
> > Is it 'enabling others', or artwork in itself? How do you 'show' or
> > distribute it? What about 'user support'?
> > Invited respondents: Tom Corby (UK), Sarai (Delhi), Mongrel (UK),
> > Robert Nideffer (USA), Redundant Technology Initiative (UK).
> When consiodering work like this, a certain generative music software comes
> to mind. There are many issues here thatwere never quite resolved. These
> revolve around authorship, ownership, etc.
> For one, in their operating paradigm, if a person creates a permanent
> interactive art piece (the software has provisions for external interfacig
> with MIDI and Flash), one must buy a 'site licence' which is much more
> expensive than the usual price of the software. I turn this around and ask
> whether I created a piece with Photoshop, would I then go to Adobe and do
> likewise with them? I realize that the metaphor would be better with
> something like nato, but nn does not require further copensation after the
> purchase of the initial package.
> Also, works more like Auto-illusrator come to the fore. In that one has an
> indeterminate outcome with the software, can we say that in a generative
> software package, or even ones that utilize extended algorithmic paradigms,
> can we cay that the real operational model is that of collaboration? And,
> is one compelled to mention the author of the siftware in the delivery of
> the content?
> I'm curious about this.