Wednesday Philosophical Query: Renditions, Adaptations, New Versions
With the prospect of Star Wars jumping to a light speed joy ride beyond Lucas’s watchful eye and tight control, and with yet another gritty action-packed retelling of a classic fairy tale on the horizon, my thoughts have turned to the responsibilities artists may have to original works when creating a new version, adaptation, or rendition. Do they have any obligations? If so, what are they? And do they change depending on whether or not the new work maintains the name of the original?