Thursday, March 31, 2005
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Times-Daily on UA v. Daniel Moore: (A big) thumbs down to the University of Alabama's board of trustees

The Times-Daily editorial is here.
University officials say they have opted to take legal action at this time to "protect the image" of the university. Moore's paintings, which are hanging in thousands of houses and businesses across the Shoals and the rest of the state, only serve to enhance the university's image, so that argument doesn't hold water. Furthermore, they depict moments in time -- much like journalistic photographs taken at football games. The publication or reproduction of these images is also a free press issue. The trustees simply need to look for their pot of gold under another rainbow.