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Art? Or Theft? A Closer Look at Appropriation Art & the Law

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Solarium, Falconer Hall, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

84 Queen's Park Crescent West

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Join us as Professor Amy Adler, an expert in art law and freedom of expression, and artist Raymond Waters, of http://www.raymondwaters.com/, explore the uneasy relationship between intellectual property law and appropriation art - art that recontextualizes, copies and alters the pre-existing works of other artists without their permission. Appropriation art can run afoul of many of the hallowed doctrines of copyright law, such as originality, moral rights, and the derivative work right. But do these foundational legal concepts burden creativity, and empower the law to decide what is, and is not, ‘art’?

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