They kinda get a few things off, but its still pretty cool that Raimar Stange wrote about ASL.com in Flash Art in the context of appropriation
The American artist Michael Mandiberg also relies on the Internet as a medium, for example, the Internet Mandiberg Shop, which sells items owned by the artist. Through his site (Mandiberg.com) the artist logically focuses this principle of acquisition on works of art, for example on Sherrie Levineâ€™s series of photographs â€œAfter Walker Evans,â€ which Mandiberg posted on the Internet as free downloads at AfterSherrieLevine. com. So unlike traditional online art auction houses, Mandiberg continually exploits the opportunities the Internet offers to art (acquisition). As well as offering non-hierarchical access to all, and free access as well, both the artist and his medium negate any claim to authorship and originality. Instead, an unrequested genealogy of networked users becomes part of the aesthetic master plan. The chain extends from Evans to Levine, and from there to Mandiberg himself, and finally on to the art lover who downloads the image. Particularly in this work, the tension between fascination and contempt is clearly present, as Mandiberg appears fascinated by the opportunities the Internet gives for emancipation and freedom, but also clearly sets himself apart from the profit-oriented uses of this medium that exist, as demonstrated by auction houses, for example.
This one came in on the google alert. I always wonder why writers never contact me when they write about my work. It would avoid little errors like calling Shop Mandiberg "Internet Mandiberg Shop." Though to be fair, this was translated from German, so it could be a translation issue.