60 South Market Street Suite 1000
San Jose, California 95113

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 and co-sponsors Bay Area Glass Institute, Community School of Art and Music, Phantom Galleries, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Arts, and Viet Arts are pleased to present:

A conversation between Emily A. Berger, Intellectual Property Fellow with Electronic Frontier Foundation, Joel Slayton, Director of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, and Eric Steuer, Creative Commons Creative Director, exploring the ways copyright laws are implicated in new media art and the challenges artists face in this evolving area of the law.

Topics for discussion may include: derivative works; best practices; defensible positions reproduction; public display rights and the Internet; peer-to-peer file sharing; streaming; fair use; and whether current copyright laws promote or stifle creativity, and the direction in which the law is or should evolve.

Location: The Kirsch Conference Center, 60 South Market Street, Tenth Floor, San Jose

Registration 6:30 – 7:00 pm
Presentation 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Q&A 8:30 – 9:00 pm

C.L.A. members $ 10.00
Members of Sponsoring Organizations $10.00
Non-members $ 20.00
Free with NEW membership
Please per-register for this program at http://cla04182008.eventbrite.com/ where you can submit your question to the panel and choose to pay at the door or via PayPal.

For more information please contact
Mary Ellen or Erin at [email protected]
(408) 998-2787 X216

Emily A. Berger, Intellectual Property Fellow with Electronic Frontier Foundation. Emily is a registered patent attorney and currently leading EFF's 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.

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 also the Executive Editor of SWITCH, and serves on the Board of Directors of Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for Art, Science and Technology) and ZERO1.

Eric Steuer, Creative Commons Creative Director. Eric develops arts and culture projects for Creative Commons. He is a contributing editor for Wired and writes for The Fader. He is the co-founder of Sneakmove Recordings and is in a hip-hop group called Meanest Man Contest.

We look forward to seeing you at this event!

California Lawyers for the Arts seeks to develop greater awareness and involvement by the legal community to the needs of creative people and the organizations with which they work, and assist artist and arts groups with gaining greater competency in handling the legal and business aspects of their creative activities, so that the law may become more responsive to the needs and interests of the arts community.

Official Website: http://cla04182008.eventbrite.com/

Added by calawyersforthearts on April 7, 2008