Thursday, 31 May 2007

judgement in Wicks case.

I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS, so i'll do an update here so I can post it before my pal Tom Spurgeon gets up in the morning.
Family of Ben Wicks wins back misplaced drawings
Toronto Star- May 31.-4.30 a.m.
Case of 2,800 cartoons left behind by movers sets legal precedent for protection of artists' works
In what is viewed as an important legal precedent for the protection of artists' works, a judge is ordering the return of more than 2,800 Ben Wicks drawings to the family.
In an 11-page decision released yesterday, Superior Court Judge Thomas Lederer ruled the cartoons, depicting political figures back to the late 1960s, are the property of the late political cartoonist and not Richard Harnett, who found the drawings 15 years ago. They had been left by movers, packed in green garbage bags when Wicks' son, Vincent, moved from Keswick to Vancouver in 1992.


If, like me, You'd never heard of the chap before all this, here's a profile
and here's more
Acclaimed cartoonist Ben Wicks was a pint-sized cockney who never lost his accent or his sense of humor.
Wicks make a name for himself in Canada, not only as a cartoonist, but as a journalist, TV personality, author, entrepreneur and humanitarian.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous hayley campbell said...

HOORAY!

31 May 2007 5:51:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley said...

Er, they're italics.

You muppet. What've you gone and done now?

31 May 2007 5:53:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley said...

And now they're not.

HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING!

31 May 2007 5:54:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley said...

Mister Campbell,

You have successfully made an ass of your offspring in public once again.

Anyone would think you'd had practice.

Sincerely,
Wee Campbell.

31 May 2007 6:00:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

hooray indeed.
now i want you to take note of this garbage bag precedent okay?

pa

31 May 2007 6:00:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Wicks

He's hit the Big Time now.

31 May 2007 6:39:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

I'm quite happy to see that his family got the artwork back.

31 May 2007 10:44:00 pm GMT-5  

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