curt cloninger
Since the beginning
Works in Canton, North Carolina United States of America

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BIO
Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art undermines language as a system of meaning in order to reveal it as an embodied force in the world. By layering, restructuring, hashing, eroding, exhausting, and (dis)splaying language, he causes language to perform itself until its "meaning" has less to do with what it denotes and more to do with how it behaves. His work has been featured in the New York Times and at festivals and galleries from Korea to Brazil. Exhibition venues include Digital Art Museum [DAM] Berlin, L'Instituto de México à Paris, Living Arts of Tulsa, and The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

Cloninger has written on a wide range of topics, including new media and internet art, installation and performance art, experimental graphic design, popular music, network culture, and continental philosophy. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Agent, Mute, Paste, Tekka, Rhizome Digest, A List Apart, and on ABC World News. He is also the author of seven books, most recently "Fresher Styles for Web Designers" (New Riders). He maintains lab404.com, playdamage.org , and deepyoung.org in hopes of facilitating a more lively remote dialogue with the Sundry Contagions of Wonder.
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DISCUSSION

DISCUSSION

Re: FW: Unauthorized Use


Mary,

I'm not hosting the image on my site. I am merely calling it into my
page from another site. I can only assume that the person who
submitted the image did have the rights to use it. Is it encumbent
upon me to provide licences for images to which I merely link?

Respectfully,
Curt Cloninger
http://www.lab404.com

>I don't know who was responsible for this link and image use but I
>am kindly asking you to cooperate in removing the link as it appears
>on your site with the image in question.
>
>Best Regards, Mary
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dermot Brannick [<mailto:dbrannic1@yahoo.com>mailto:dbrannic1@yahoo.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 3:52 PM
>To: Mary Walsh
>Subject: Re: Unauthorized Use
>
>
> Dear mary,
>i don not own nor know who does the site which holds a
>link to ours, this is the first time i have seen this
>site which you sent me. We run permkids.org and have
>no knowledge of the site which contains the link. I
>suggest you contact them directly.
>Yours
>Perm director
>Brannick
>
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RE: FW: Unauthorized Use


Mary,

No goods or services are being promoted.
http://www.playdamage.org/quilt/ is a non-profit collaborative art
project. Here are its details:
http://www.playdamage.org/quilt/invite.html

sincerely,
curt

>I understand that you are not hosting the image but any display of
>the image without a proper license is illegal. From our terms and
>conditions - Any use of the image without such a license from Getty
>Images is unauthorized. A license is needed in order to receive
>permission to reproduce or manipulate this image. I know that you
>can only assume that the image was licensed but I am telling you
>that it is not, therefore all displays, including yours, is
>unauthorized. We have the right to contact the isp host to ask for
>cooperation when they have even less involvement in the content -
>Under Section 512(c) of the Copyright Act, known as the Digital
>Millennium Copyright Act, upon notice of infringement, in order to
>take advantage of limitation of liability, qualified Internet
>Service Providers must expeditiously remove the infringing material.
>From the photographers perspective, who has asked us to represent
>and protect his work, his image is featured on your site and is
>being used to promote a good or service. This type use requires a
>license and a fee or is considered copyright infringement.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Curt Cloninger [<mailto:curt@lab404.com>mailto:curt@lab404.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 4:48 PM
>To: Mary Walsh
>Cc: ask@eff.org; list@rhizome.org
>Subject: Re: FW: Unauthorized Use
>
>
>Mary,
>
>I'm not hosting the image on my site. I am merely calling it into my
>page from another site. I can only assume that the person who
>submitted the image did have the rights to use it. Is it encumbent
>upon me to provide licences for images to which I merely link?
>
>Respectfully,
>Curt Cloninger
><http://www.lab404.com>http://www.lab404.com
>
>
>
>
> >I don't know who was responsible for this link and image use but I
> >am kindly asking you to cooperate in removing the link as it appears
> >on your site with the image in question.
> >
> >Best Regards, Mary
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Dermot Brannick
>[<<mailto:dbrannic1@yahoo.com>mailto:dbrannic1@yahoo.com><mailto:dbran
>nic1@yahoo.com>mailto:dbrannic1@yahoo.com]
> >Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 3:52 PM
> >To: Mary Walsh
> >Subject: Re: Unauthorized Use
> >
> >
> > Dear mary,
> >i don not own nor know who does the site which holds a
> >link to ours, this is the first time i have seen this
> >site which you sent me. We run permkids.org and have
> >no knowledge of the site which contains the link. I
> >suggest you contact them directly.
> >Yours
> >Perm director
> >Brannick
> >
> >__________________________________________________
> >Do You Yahoo!?
> >Everything you'll ever need on one web page
> >from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts
> ><<http://uk.my.yahoo.com>http://uk.my.yahoo.com><http://uk.my.yahoo
>.com>http://uk.my.yahoo.com
> >
> >
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> >or use the information within this email or its
> >attachments. If you have received this email in error,
> >please delete it immediately. Thank you.
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DISCUSSION

downtown | summer


the downtown quilt is complete:
http://www.playdamage.org/downtown/

the summer quilt is in progress:
http://www.playdamage.org/summer/

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DISCUSSION

Re: Unauthorized Use


Hi Mary,

The image in question does not reside on my machine. It resides here:
http://www.permkids.org/quilt.gif

I am merely linking to it. I don't know whether its creataor
purchased the rights to use the image or not. Neither do I have a
record of its creator's email address.

The site on which the image resides ( http://www.permkids.org ) is a
non-profit organization caring for Russian street children. My quilt
project to which the image was submitted (
http://www.playdamage.org/quilt/ ) is a non-profit internet art
project.

I've sent a copy of this correspondence to the internet art
discussion list at http://www.rhizome.org to facilitate public
dialogue. I've also sent a copy to the electronic frontier
foundation ( http://www.eff.org ).

Please advise.

sincerely,
curt cloninger
http://www.lab404.com

>Our records indicate that you are using an unlicensed image
>belonging to Stone as represented by Getty Images, on
> http://www.playdamage.org/nature/index.html . The image in question
>is BE9994-001 by photographer Tim Flach. Unless you can provide
>records proving this image was purchased, you must cease and desist
>display of this and any other Getty brand imagery immediately or pay
>a licensing fee. Any future illegal uses of Getty Images artwork
>will result in an unauthorized use invoice. Thank you for your
>cooperation,
>
><<be9994-001.jpg>
>
>Mary Walsh
>License Compliance Specialist
>Getty Images
>
>122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 900
>Chicago IL, 60603
>312-344-4223
>312-341-9636 fax
>
>www.gettyimages.com
>mary.walsh@gettyimages.com
>
>
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