Copyright in Isotype work : the claim of the Arntz estate | Hyphen Press
My view is the same as that of Otto Neurath. This was collaborative work, and no individual could hold copyright in any part of it. This includes the pictograms that were drawn for it, and which were drawn as part of a collaborative process. The artists who drew the pictograms worked in dialogue with, and were partly instructed by, the person that was known in the group as the ‘transformer’. The transformer worked with raw material, turning it into a visual configuration, and made directions to the artists for what kind of pictograms they should draw.1 Otto Neurath was always careful to give credit to the group of people that made the work and never claimed rights for himself (see the appendix, below). The rights in this work were always assumed to belong to the organizations that made it.
Robin Kinross contre la #copyright_madness du Gerd Arntz estate. Le text va plus loin d’ailleurs qu’une simple histoire de copyright, et « remet à sa place » Gernd Arntz comme un des participants au processus (en opposition à « co-créateur » avec Otto Neurath) de l’ISOTYPE.
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