Quote: Originally Posted by YukonJack
Following your logic all the best-selling authors, whether fiction or non-fiction, cared nothing about money and profit, they just spent hours and days and nights at their keyboard, just to express themselves? Are you saying that they should not have been allowed to publish what they wrote, because it might make them some money? Are you saying that if their motivation was earning a living by writing their books, they should be silenced?
No, I guess what I'm trying to say is that a package wrapping (regardless of what the package was for) is not what I would normally call self-expression. It's marketing.
There is nothing wrong with a writer making a living out of writing books, or a musician making a living out of music, etc. The fact that they are also protected as works under freedom of speech is not a contradiction. They can be both.
Can marketing also be considered self-expression? Maybe it can be, sometimes. Other times maybe not. I guess what I'm trying to say is that the fact that it is a marketed product needs to be a consideration as well when determining whether it qualifies as self-expression.