Dear Sons — Acknowledgements

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  • making sure that we are only using as much as is absolutely necessary to make our point.

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This use of the materials is transformative, using it for a different purpose than that of the original.  The material was also taken in appropriate kind and amount, considering the nature of the copyrighted work and of the use.

Images–All images are personal photographs/videos with the following exceptions:

Smith, Carl.  Untitled. December 31, 2014. Pencil-Ink-Colored Pencil Drawing. carlosmitini, Instagram. Web.  [Fair Use–sailing image on opening shot]

Smith, Jacob.  Untitled.  2014. Drawing-Painting. Personal Collection.  Print.  [Fair Use–Riku with Starfruit]

Smith, Carl.  Untitled.  April 2014. Photo. Facebook. Web.  [Fair Use–wrestling meme]

Garcia, Carlos.  Untitled.  December 2014. Photo. Facebook. Web.  [Fair Use–Carl Smith fight promo shot]

José María Pérez Nuñez. Superhero.  February 14, 2014. Photo. Flickr. Web. [Header for DSP area — Creative Commons]


Lalone, Phil.  Jacob Smith wrestling.  2014.  Video.  Facebook.  [Fair Use]

Lovell, Parker.  Carl Smith wrestling.  Unknown.  2011.  Video.  Facebook.  [Fair Use]


City of Giraffes.  “Friendship Strings.”  YouTube.  Uploaded September 23, 2011.  Web.  Accessed December 30, 2014.  [Fair Use]

The link is to City of Giraffes “Friendship Strings” on YouTube.  Jordan Henrie (band member) posted it on his YouTube account it is from The Manhattan Stampede EP.  City Of Giraffes were: Carl Smith / Jordan Henrie / Connor Foley / Brandon Birkner / Cory Cooper / Jr Green.

Bacharach, Burt and Hal David.  “(They Long To Be) Close To You.”  Perf. Tawnya Smith.  2014.  MP3.  [Fair Use]

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