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Art? Or Theft? A Closer Look at Appropriation Art & the Law
Fri, 3 March 2017, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST
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’?
About the image: Couture Sculpture No.2 - Reused/recycled 35 mm film from Modern Times 1936 by Charlie Chaplin with steel frame, aluminum rods, plastic mannequin. silk lining, thread, tape remote control lighting, wheels. 152.4 x 152.4 x 22.86 cm; 60 x 60 x 9 inches (Copyright Raymond Waters. Used with permission. All rights reserved.)
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Bennett Lecture Hall (Room P120), Jackman Law Building, University of Toronto
78 Queen's Park Crescent West