The authors are important - the interpreters too - but always the question should be: who is the owner?


Fetish, the object cause of desire according to the psychoanalytic theory of Lacan. Be Author It's a fetish. Feeling causes of the work that we face. We live from the myth that the label of Author Is the only one that legitimizes the creative act.

For the right of entertainment, in the discussions of copyright, the author is important. The interpreter is important. But decisions are made on the basis of who the holder. They even take into account who is the owner of the specific right that is under discussion.

On each work or interpretation multiple property rights apply. These can be segmented, in turn, between as many headlines are possible and conditioned in every way that we can think (as long as it is written).

But the condition of holder is relevant because it is with this subject that you have to negotiate. Not with himAuthor, With the holder.

If the chain breaks.
If we are facing a holder of another right.
If we are in front of an author who has ceded all his patrimonial rights (or that we specifically need).
We are in trouble.

We need the incumbent. Not to the author.

If I want to use the photo that was published in a magazine, I have to call the publisher who published it, not the photographer ... and no matter how friendly the photographer is ... and if the photo was for a jobfreelance, With more reason I have to call the publisher.


Fetish because the authors make sure that their name appears; nothing else.
The rest seems secondary.

But the fundamental question is seldom asked:
Is there a headline on the other side of the table?


The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Print Collection, The New York Public Library. "Sigmund Freud. " The New York Public Library Digital Collections.