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Subj: Re: CBR article about the original plan for EMERALD TWILIGHT
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 at 12:39:37 pm EDT (Viewed 940 times)
Reply Subj: Re: CBR article about the original plan for EMERALD TWILIGHT
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Well it really comes down to what the actual or alleged crime or crimes are.

Someone once made a case for Pete Rose to be reinstated to baseball and put into the Hall of Fame based on the fact that many of the players in the HoF were drunks and wife beaters.

My response was "But did any of them cheat, or perhaps more accurately stated; get CAUGHT cheating like the Chicago Black Sox and Pete Rose?"

Hulk Hogan: he said some stupid stuff and was punished for it. he has long since apologized many times, has had people vouch for him, did an apology tour and was awarded for helping kids to better understand his situation and to preach to them about how racism is bad, etc. He is now reinstated in the WWE.....granted not everyone is happy about that, but all he did was say stupid things.

What Gerard Jones was involved with though......

I think the question is, if what he did was so repellent that you must entirely disassociate yourself from him, can you still read his work? I mean even if you take his name off the Death/Return of Superman TPB you are still reading his work. Does that bother you (or anyone), do his personal crimes infect the work?

Then there's the legal question, can you reprint his work without giving him credit or paying him royalties legally? Contractually?

It seems to me you have two options. Either keep his work in print, give him credit, put all proceeds to some child-abuse charity (so there's no profit for him to share in) and put a note in the book acknowledging the crime and using it as a teachable moment. Or bury the work. Don't do a half measure.

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