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gregory j scranton on Sat, 22 Oct 2005 23:40:10 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime-ann> [event] ARTISTIC APPROPRIATION IN THE AGE OF LITIGATION


ARTISTIC APPROPRIATION IN THE AGE OF LITIGATION
IS THE TOPIC FOR A DAY OF ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS AND WORKSHOPS

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. Begging, Borrowing and. . . . Stealing? - Artistic
Appropriation in the Age of Litigation=94 is the topic of a day of
roundtable
discussions and workshops to be held Nov. 8 on the Ursinus College
campus.
Renowned experts in the areas of copyright and intellectual property law;
visual
artists and writers; curators; and librarians will serve as panelists for
this
newsworthy topic. The conference will be held in Olin Auditorium on the
Ursinus
campus, and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Siva Vaidhyanathan, author of Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of
Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity (2001), National
Public
Radio commentator, and Director of Communication Studies at New York
University, will open the day=92s program with a keynote address. A
cultural
historian and media scholar, he has also written for American Scholar,
The
Chronicle of Higher Education, The New York Times Magazine, and other
publications. The Chronicle of Higher Education called him =93one of the
best-known scholars of intellectual property and its role in
contemporary
culture.=94 His new book, The Anarchist in the Library was released in
May.
In an age given over increasingly to litigation, the conventions of
artistic
appropriation are adopted with ever more risk by practicing artists,
despite
the fact that these conventions are time-honored within the histories of
art,
literature, music, and film, among others. This day-long conference will
explore the complexities, ambiguities, ambivalences, and outright
disagreements
that occur where art-making, law-making, and the determination of what
constitutes fair use and free expression meet in the world of artistic
and
creative borrowing.
Pre-registration is required, for which a nominal fee will be charged. 
For more
information, contact Susan Shifrin, Associate Director of Education at
the
Berman Museum of Art, (610) 409-3500.
This program is supported in part through the Ursinus College Arts &
Lectures
program.  Exhibitions and programs at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum
of
Art are also funded in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
Ursinus College, founded in 1869, is a highly selective, nationally
ranked,
independent, coeducational liberal arts college, located on a scenic,
wooded,
168-acre campus, 28 miles from Center City Philadelphia. Known for
quality
programs in the arts and sciences, it is one of only 8 percent of U.S.
colleges
to possess a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.


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PANELISTS
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Nathalie Anderson, poet, Swarthmore College

Robert Clarida, partner, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, New York

Theodore Harris, muralist and collagist

Marjorie Heins, attorney and Coordinator, Free Expression Policy
Project,
William J. Brennan Center for Justice

Carrie McLaren, Organizer, "Illegal Art," Editor, StayFree Magazine

Kathy Schulz, Assoc. General Counsel, New York University

Greg Scranton, digital media artist, Ursinus College

Peggy Seiden, Director of Libraries, Swarthmore College

Siva Vaidhyanathan, Director, Communication Studies program, New York
University

Evan Baird Towle, Visual and Digital Resources Librarian, Philadelphia
Museum of Art Library, Slide Library & Archives







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