Saturday, 2 November 2019

shadow cards

Via the venerable Card House, we’re not only acquainted with the pantomime entertainment of casting shadow-puppetry but moreover that the characters were intellectual property and subject to rather vicious copyright battles from the house of E K Dunbar & Co. “I am Such a Dorg!”
It’s as if the creative urge itself were dependent on subscribing and contentious commodification, sort of like ubiquitous watermarking, the fights erupting over a proprietary palette of eye-shadow, dance moves or the favoured way to promote a loyal viewership to watch one play arcade games. I’m not one to talk but it seems that the less actual talent at stake, the more accelerated and pitched the hostilities for the stakeholders.