I've been given a cease and desist from the New York Times regarding the use of their images and homepage design and the use of their advertiser's images in my Raoul Vaneigem series.
I knew this would happen eventually, and don't see any real need to argue with them as I didn't intend these detournements to be anything more than graffiti on a wall, subject to the elements. I'm taking them down in 5 days -- they requested they come down in 10 days, but I'm being a nice guy.
However, I'd like to give anyone who wants the chance to download the page for their own private viewing (not to put on their website).
I should explain that I didn't actually write any of the text that appears in these pieces. Anything that was not part of the original NY Times article was taken from the writings of Raoul Vaneigem, the French Situationist, either from The Revolution of Everyday Life or from Contributions to The Revolutionary Struggle, Intended To Be Discussed, Corrected, And Principally, Put Into Practice Without Delay. Both of these texts can be found at nothingness.org
Posted by Brian Stefans at October 29, 2002 10:11 AM