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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000056.txt from 2000/07

From: LeliaLoban@-----.com
Subj: [kl] Annette Morreau's article
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2000 13:28:26 -0400

Tony Pay wrote,
>Annette Morreau is an old friend of mine. [snip]
>At dinner recently at my house, she mentioned
>that two of our colleagues had separately written
>letters to the Independent supporting her article/review
>about the 'dumbing down' of classical music.
[snip]
> "I think I should probably complain that it
>isn't on the Independent site," she had said.

Tony goes on to explain that he told her he would post the article on the
klarinet list, and that her permission was implicit in the conversation.

>But my mistake was to fail to see how lack of an
>explicit statement of permission to post the article
>must have appeared to Lelia within the context of
>her recent explanation of 'fair use' quoting. So I'm
>sorry about that.
>
>The truth is, it simply didn't cross my mind. I just
>found it a bit strange that Lelia, responding, appeared
>not to understand the structure of my post. Whereas, as
>now appears, she was just fishing -- perhaps a little
>obscurely? -- for some explanation of how I came to
>think I could possibly post someone else's article here
>in the first place.

Tony, I should have just come right out and asked, but because I didn't
think you would forward an article without the author's permission, I meant
to give you the opportunity to clear things up. Therefore the fishing
expedition. Unfortunately, I managed to dump mud in the water and confuse
the issue instead of clarifying it. I do have some thoughts about the
substance of Annette Moreau's article and am glad she wants people to read it
and react to it. More later. Meanwhile, I apologize for the confusion and
for my mistaken assumptions and erroneous conclusions.

Lelia
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I'd put a really cool tagline here, only Tony's got all the good ones.
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