[cc-licenses] Kurt Vonnegut on words+pictures as a derivative work

James Grimmelmann james at grimmelmann.net
Tue Apr 17 11:09:08 EDT 2007

Apropos of the (extensive) recent discussion on this list:

"If only it weren't illustrated!" I said to Wirtanen angrily.
"That makes a difference?" he said.
"It's mutilation!" I said.  "The pictures are bound to mutilate the
words.  Those words weren't meant to have pictures with them!  With
pictures, they aren't the same words!"
--Kurt Vonnegut, _Mother Night_, ch. 36

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