+fox-and-the-hound Posted July 16, 2008 Share Posted July 16, 2008 as i said before, the lack of ethics in any group of people is disheartening and sad. and that includes artists. it is interesting that the ethical concerns, while important to me, seem not to bother anyone else! rsg Lack of ethics? Whose ethics? Based on who's point of view? These are very important questions to answer before making the call. For all of us here, this is a great word to learn and understand daily: Ethnocentrism "Ethnocentrism is the tendency to look at the world primarily from the perspective of one's own culture. Ethnocentrism often entails the belief that one's own race or ethnic group is the most important and/or that some or all aspects of its culture are superior to those of other groups. Within this ideology, individuals will judge other groups in relation to their own particular ethnic group or culture, especially with concern to language, behaviour, customs, and religion. These ethnic distinctions and sub-divisions serve to define each ethnicity's unique cultural identity." Whether we realize we're doing it or not it's all around us and affects our judgement. i have agreed with everything you have said up to now! when i am talking about ethics, i am speaking of the ethics of copying other's art to create a coin. not ethnocentrism. ethnic and ethics - two different things. at least in this case. ethics in terms of design i think are fairly simple. you don't copy another piece of work to create your own coin — legally and morally corrupt. right up there with lying, because that is what a designer is doing when they steal from another source, lying about what is original. too many times collectors simply don't know that a piece of art has been used to make a "new" design. when is it an homage and when is it plagerism? those are the ethical questions i was wondering about. rsg My misunderstanding of the intent of your post then. I wasn't attacking a personal point of view, but rather suggesting we as a group should be open to all the differing points of view and their origins considering the global family here and not base our judgements solely on our particular culture. Quote Link to comment
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