An interesting question you raise
Does the artist have the right to decide? At first blush I would agree. However, artists by nature of their work do give up certain rights, don't they?(We all do, really, by our career selection, I suppose - normal flow of choice and consequence). When an artist releases a book, album, movie, etc. Do they really have the authority to control where it is sold? What media outlets distribute it? Fair use doctrine obviously puts some restriction on their authority - such as parody, non-profit educational purposes and so forth. How much authority do they/should they really have?
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