Re: "Only meat"

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 21 Mar 1997 14:17:22 +0000

At 11:57 PM 3/19/97 -0500, Carwash babbled back to my

>>No doubt Terry Bisson, author of this play, would find it hilarious that
>>his work is being stolen and disseminated from list to list without
>That's true, most artists, especially writers, hate having large amounts of
>people being exposed to their work. [...] Artists hate being heard.
>I'm glad you made that point.

Sigh. I suppose I have to spell this out:

While writers do enjoy having people exposed to their work, most prefer to
have their names associated with the work in question, and since most earn
their living by their writing they detest and resent having their work
stolen. (I except writers of tracts, advertisements and political
speeches.) The posting on this list of Bisson's `They're Made of Meat!'
does not escape this stricture: if his name, and the title of the piece,
had been included in the re-post, along with his express permission, I
wouldn't have complained.

Damien Broderick