plastk - i don't know where folks get that '30% rule' from, but it's total hokum. there is no 30% rule. copyright laws are intense complex and change almost daily. it's not good advice to toss around that 30% thing because it'll get a lot of people in trouble.
think about - just how do you extimate 30%? who gets to estimate it? you? the other artist? the jury? who? how?
pm - it certainly felt that way. sorry. your position is intersting. so, if the warmup act is an unknown local band having their first gig with a superstar (say pearl jam), and they want you to do a poster for them because they think it's cool. you see an opportunity to make some money and do up a huge run and sell them extensively and pocket the profit.
is that ethical? and to whom?
i would like to shift this to the other dialog area and off the comment board.
ther is a back current in this thread. i recently had some questions for drowning creek and poster mistress that made them defensive and uncomfortable. i can't help but think that has inspired this intense reaction.
when i made my post i made my position clear, and hoped for some sort of discussion to find out where these lines are drawn when it comes to pirating. what i've learned is that they are drawn all over the place - almost a person by person viewpoint. that sort of thing leads quickly to a self-rationalized self-justified process of exploitation. money changes everything.
perhaps a larger discussion (however painful) should be attempted to help figure this out. i see it one way, others see it completely different. i'm sure the promoter, the bands and the law all see it from their own perspective as well. i'm trying to figure out what is ethical and what is not.
yaknow, magnifico is dead on. i'm bushed (no pun intended). i gotta do something else for awhile.
thanks for the dilaog. i enjoyed this a LOT. i hope you guys out there use it positivly and not just hate me (like is the usual way it goes). there is a stuff to learn in this discussion on both sides (insults alone were worth the price of admission.) i know i did.