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What’s Wrong with Copyright

Notice-and-takedown is creaky, and the intellectual foundations of copyright are creakier still. But the whole thing more or less works. Kind of. Until you see this — the Rothko Chapel with Barnett Newman’s Broken Obelisk — pixelated to protect the artist’s copyright. (Explanation of “FOP” (Freedom of Panorama) here. Unpixelated Broken Obelisk here.)