Dammit... I had to run away and answer the phone so you've both jumped ahead.
Just wanted to ask HeruStar - in regard to your 2 questions:
1. Should their be an EHTICS amongst artists in the art industry?
2. How do we equip ourselves against being taken advantage of by artists, if artist do not have any ethics?
...if you are interested in pursuing a discussion about the two questions you raised - both great - and to limit the scope... are you suggesting some kind of hypothetical definition of:
- the roles, rights and responsibilities of the artist/creator, and,
- the roles, rights and responsibilities of the viewer?
I can't respond now but I would like to. Right now I have to run...
but it's getting really meaty and interesting, thanks!