by Intellectual Property Colloquium Every year, at least one major copyright case brings to the fore the complexity, importance, and unpredictability of fair use analysis. That case this year? Shepard Fairey v. The Associated Press. In this edition of the Intellectual Property Colloquium, we dig into the Fairey fair use fight, talking with Mark Lemley, who represents the artist; Dale Cendali, who represents the AP; and, for some outside perspective, Ken Richieri, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the New York Times. UCLA law professor Doug Lichtman hosts.
What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined?
LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture.
Our guides through this new world—who will take us from Jefferson’s Bible to Andre the Giant to Wikipedia—will be Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age; acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama "HOPE" poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers.
He’s portrayed as the little guy: the American indie street-artist whose blue and red treatment of a photo of Barack Obama became an iconic campaign poster and now hangs among the masters of Washington’s National Portrait Gallery. Although Shepard Fairey began his art on the street, he now has a design and marketing company with corporate contracts.
A reading of Stephan Kinsella’s Against Intellectual Property. Read by Jock Coats.