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New Media Artists and the Law
Friday, April 18, 2008 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
San Jose, CA
The intersection of art, science, and technology has resulted in a creative boom in contemporary art and an emergent area of the Law.
California Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to present a conversation between Emily A. Berger, Intellectual Property Fellow with Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mike Linksvayer, Vice President of Creative Commons, and Joel Slayton, Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, and exploring the ways copyright laws are implicated in new media art and the challenges artists face in this evolving area of the law and is co-sponsored by Bay Area Glass Institute, Phantom Galleries, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Association of Viet Arts.
Topics for discussion may include derivative works, best practices, defensible positions, reproduction and public display rights and the Internet, peer-to-peer file sharing, streaming, fair use, and their views on whether current copyright laws are promoting or stifling creativity and the direction in which they feel the law is or should evolve.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended for this program.
Emily A. Berger, Esq., Intellectual Property Fellow with Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Emily is a registered patent attorney and currently leading EFF9s Patent Busting Project in addition to working with creators, innovators, and consumers in a variety of matters involving fair use, free speech, and reverse engineering. Emily started her career as an IP lawyer in private practice at Fish & Richardson P.C. and is serving as a fellow at EFF while on leave from Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University.
Mike Linksvayer, Vice President, Creative Commons
Mike Linksvayer joined Creative Commons as CTO. Previously he co-founded Bitzi. He has over ten years’ experience as an enterprise software, web, and multimedia developer and consultant and holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Joel Slayton, Artist, Writer and Researcher.
Joel is a professor at San Jose State University where he is Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, an interdisciplinary academic program in the School of Art and Design. Established in 1984, CADRE is dedicated to the development of experimental applications involving information technology and art. Professor Slayton is the Executive Director of FUSE:_cadre/montalvo artist research residency initiative, a new Silicon Valley based residency program bridging the industry, cultural and academic sectors. Joel is the Executive Editor of SWITCH, and serves on the Board of Directors of Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) and ZERO1.
* * * PROGRAM CHANGE * * *April 17, 2008 - Mike Linksvayer, Vice President of Creative Commons, has joined the panel in place of Eric Steuer, Creative Commons Creative Director, who will not be able to join us due to illness.
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California Lawyers for the Arts
California Lawyers for the Arts is 35-year-old statewide, non-profit arts service organization dedicated to empowering artists through knowledge of legal and business issues. C.L.A. seeks to develop greater awareness and involvement by the legal community to the needs and interests of artists and arts organizations, and provides legal services and educational programs to the arts community so that they may gain greater competency in handling the legal and business aspects of their creative activities.