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In France at least, Architecture is considered as some form of art. We have a copyright on our design and even years later, if someone wants to modify the building or house he has to ask the authorization to the architect or his heirs. Same applies to pictures of the built work.

This isn't really practical in everyday' life, as in industry or offices buildings, or even social housings, modifications can be necessary in time (as thermal isolation)...
 I usually relinquish that copyright on the contract, as I feel that the building should have the right to live and evolve with the life of it's inhabitants.

I wonder if in music, paintings, or writing, some authors wouldn't prefer to see it that way. And be paid once (but better) then wait for their heirs to live on the art they made for a living ?

As said elsewhere, I don't really believe in property, and apply that feeling to art too.

"What can I do, What can I write, Against the fall of Night". A.E. Housman

by margouillat (hemidactylus(dot)frenatus(at)wanadoo(dot)fr) on Sun Jun 14th, 2009 at 01:45:53 PM EST

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