Reply to post: Re: Prior use ? - Ezra Pound

HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Re: Prior use ? - Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound wrote an immensely long poem attacking capitalism and arguing that culture was universal and couldn't be appropriated by commercial interests.

"with usura [i.e. rent seeking, which is basically what HBO is doing]

...

no picture is made to endure nor to live with

but it is made to sell and sell quickly"

He may have been a nutcase of paranoid tendencies who thought Mussolini was a great thinker, but he had a point.

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