197 posts categorized "MONEY"

May 28 2015
Yours, Mine & Ours: Why $90,000 For Someone's Instagram Pic Isn't (Totally) Fucked Up Comments (0)

The Washington Post's take on this buzzworthy story is slightly deceptive in using Instagram as a lure; in reality, the situation has very little to do with social media.

Richard Prince is an artist who for 40 years has been at the forefront of (sometimes barely) repurposing images in his work. Controversially, he uses found images from advertising, for example, and presents them from a different perspective, taking full credit for the new use.

He's in the news because he has a new series of images taken directly from Instagram posts to which he has replied. Prince has blown up the entire screen (capturing a user's image, user name and all the comments--including his own--as part of the new work. They sell for nearly $100,000, which is why the Post's article has latched onto the idea that our Instagram photos don't really belong to us.

It's not about Instagram. If you create an image, you are the owner, unless you post it using a service that claims ownership of anyone availing themselves of the service. Coca-Cola can't use your Instagram photo. If a pesky blogger like me uses it, you'd also be well within your right to send a take-down notice. Publicly posting something does not constitute relinquishing any rights to it; that's not what the concept of public domain means.

Rather, the story is that anything you create can be commandeered by artists, with some limitations. Usually, the use is supposed to be somewhat transformative, but art is impossible to quantify in this way. Prince has created ... assembled? ... some brilliant work that truly removes items from one context and forces viewers to consider them in another; that's art, and that should be okay, even if it should also be understandable for an ad agency designer and the photographer he or she paid a standard fee to both be uncomfortable that their work could legally appear in another person's artistic output without their input and for no fee. (The article is primarily concerned with money, but the practice also means your work can be used to evoke opinions you disdain. There is a control issue there as much as a licensing issue. But people would be less up-in-arms if the new works were not for sale ... that's guaranteed.)

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May 27 2015
Unapologetic Rich Comments (0)

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According to Forbes, which has a passionate love/hate thing for Madonna to begin with, she is the twenty-eighth richest self-made woman in the US. She's also the list's highest-ranking musician, and is likely to climb since her tour will make (while less than the previous two outings) a bundle later this year.

 
May 02 2015
Need To Know: I Know Nothink! + Age-Old Problem + Pit Stop + Killer Ending + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureChristie damn well knew. Allegedly. Probably. Duh.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing writer for WSJ mocks outrage against Reisner & Weiderpass, on cue.

*widget boy cultureHow-Old.net may give false hope.

*widget boy cultureGay/straight prom dates rake in $10K from Ellen.

*widget boy cultureWilliam & Kate welcome baby girl, Her Royal Highness Princess ...?

*widget boy cultureMiley dyed her hair. No, not that hair. That hair.

*widget boy cultureGay conservative sells out gay marriage in Ireland.

*widget boy cultureWAY LESS THAN ZERO: Robert Downey Jr. attacks indie cinema.

*widget boy cultureNepal earthquake so powerful it shortened Mount Everest.

*widget boy cultureWhy Bruce Jenner is getting his ass sued.

*widget boy cultureTASMANIAN DEVILS: “Religious freedom” law trumps right to education.

*widget boy culturePorn actor Rylan Knox commits suicide. (Work Unfriendly)

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Apr 21 2015
Need To Know: Male Hooters + That King You Do + Masc-ing Tape + Rent Boy + X-Men4Men + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe male version of Hooters is here!

*widget boy cultureMadonna denies texting at Hamilton. (Why now? Just keeps it going.)

*widget boy cultureDo Cucumber and Banana get better?

*widget boy cultureEmma Stone as Billie Jean King?

*widget boy cultureFull House reunion.

*widget boy cultureKylie Jenner is blowing up...and so are her fans' lips.

*widget boy cultureThe gay community's obsession with MASC.

*widget boy cultureWhy Armani is a hypocritical douche.

*widget boy cultureKanye West rejects Illuminati tag, supports Madonna.

*widget boy culturePulitzer Prize winner quit reporting so he could pay rent.

*widget boy cultureIf you like hot guys, you'll love this. (Work Unfriendly)

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*widget boy cultureTidal is all washed up.

*widget boy cultureAmerica's Got Talent contestant comes out as poz.

*widget boy cultureWhite cop who quit when black mayor was elected speaks out.

*widget boy cultureAbused trans inmate denied transfer.

*widget boy cultureDisgusting anti-gay day at school.

*widget boy cultureGay X-man!

*widget boy cultureMichele Bachmann is still alive, warns of Rapture.

*widget boy cultureDesign on a Dime is here.

*widget boy cultureChip Deffaa's Mad About the Boy spoofs gay musicals.

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Apr 16 2015
Need To Know: Not Stoked + Hill, Yeah! + Grope Rate + Sizzler Reel + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureChris Christie is against marijuana? Trying running on that!

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton believes marriage is a constitutional right.

*widget boy cultureHillary racks up Dem endorsements.

*widget boy cultureHookup app etiquette.

*widget boy cultureTSA manhandlers nabbed.

*widget boy cultureMadonna hopes Drake never faces ageism.

*widget boy cultureRacist Michigan auto shop owner: No gays allowed.

*widget boy cultureGleeful animal-killer gets Facebook-shamed.

*widget boy culture'90s Sizzler commercial is delish.

*widget boy cultureGold digger smackdown!

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Apr 06 2015
Need To Know: The BREAKABLE Dr. Brandt, RIP + Harry Moaner + Pizza Race + I'm Coming Scout + Such A Tease + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDr. Brandt, world-famous dermatologist, dies @ 65.

*widget boy cultureMiami Herald columnist cites Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt in Brandt's death.

*widget boy cultureJames Van Der Bigot. (Funny.)

*widget boy culturePrince Harry moaning away.

*widget boy cultureEx-CBS reporter claims two male colleagues sexually harassed him.

*widget boy cultureRaise money for LGBT homeless youth, not anti-gay pizza twirlers.

*widget boy cultureACTION JAXON: Quinn in motion.

*widget boy cultureHerbalife mucky-mucks feelin' the heat.

*widget boy cultureGeorgia teacher offers Christian litmus test (Obama support) to kids.

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*widget boy cultureABOVE: Amazing legs. And everything else. Via NICE MALE.

*widget boy cultureNY Boy Scouts challenging national gay ban.

*widget boy cultureVegan diet helps the planet.

*widget boy cultureFind out your real age. (I'm 25, so...yeah.)

*widget boy cultureCute and shirtless.

*widget boy cultureTwin Peaks Season 3 will be missing a key player.

*widget boy cultureKylie Jenner responds to blackface concerns.

*widget boy cultureMadonna “Ghosttown” teaser video after the jump...

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Apr 04 2015
We'll Make You Millionaires In 30 Minutes Or Less! Comments (0)

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In reference to those overnight millionaire pizza makers who got that way simply by stating that they are anti-gay, this.

 
Mar 30 2015
Need To Know: Hipster Hell + Village Of The Damned Fools + Angie's Shit List + On A Clear Day + Madonna Swift + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSaw Noah Baumbach's While We're Young. Liked it lots. B.O. hit, too.

*widget boy culture2 bodies pulled from East Village, NYC, explosion site. RIP.

*widget boy cultureSelfie-taking idiots are shamed by the New York Post.

*widget boy cultureMissing MI man's body found.

*widget boy cultureIndiana fails to make Angie's List. (Co-founder once supported Pence.)

*widget boy cultureHOOSIER DADDY?: Funny Indiana diss video.

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*widget boy cultureThiago Catena (above) by Rafa Borges. More like this @ Homotography.

*widget boy cultureThese dudes are sexy ass-kickers.

*widget boy culture16 total Scientology shockers from Going Clear.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand speaks up for trans rights.

*widget boy cultureJamie Foxx makes crass Bruce Jenner jokes.

*widget boy cultureMadge & MJ fans: Vincent Paterson film needs your $$$.

*widget boy cultureJezebel—GULP—liked Madonna's performance with Taylor Swift. MTV, too.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift not only played with Madonna, she won big @ iHeart Radio Music Awards.

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