Sunday, July 09, 2006

I'm Sure They're Very Nice People, But...

Quick post today, just to note the occasional need to nip online piracy of work in the bud. I'm sure Stan Coleman is a great guy and his Alan Moore site is a beaut, but -- well, read on. This is pretty self-explanatory.

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Stan Coleman
311 Redbud Lane
Salem, Indiana 47167

Thanks again for stopping by.

Hello, Stan --

I hope this finds you and yours well!

Exploring your site, and found:

Alan Moore Interview from Comic Book Rebels
This interview originally appeared in the book “Comic Book Rebels: Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics” by Stanley Wiater and Stephen Bissette, published by Primus in 1993. It is a collection of interviews with the top creators of "new" comics -- Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Dave Sim, Frank Miller, Scott McCloud, Moebius, Dave MicKean, Todd McFarlane, and others. I would like to thank Damien Lamshed for transcribing the interview for us all to enjoy.

To Read for yourself...Click Here

I hate to jump on you, but devotion to a particular creator does not excuse copyright theft.

The Alan Moore interview from COMIC BOOK REBELS is NOT free for online transcription/downloads.

Permission was not asked, and thus is not granted.

If you want to contact Stanley Wiater and myself to discuss the interview being excerpted (not run in its entirity), feel free -- but please remove the interview from the site in the meantime.

Please and thank you.

Best, always,

Steve Bissette

OK, back to the post --

Note that the end of the interview on Stan's site is followed by the acknowledgement, "Taken from Comic Book Rebels. Conversations with the Creators of the New Comics. [sic] By Stanley Wiater & Stephen R. Bissette. Underwood Books, 1993,1997."

"Taken from" is the operative phrase here.

I do hope Stan replies, and I'm sure Stanley Wiater and I would be open to excerpts of our interview appearing on Stan's site with permission, but the transcribing and scanning of copyright material online is epidemic, and when one finds such things, sans even an attempt to secure permission, one must act accordingly.

Have a great Sunday...