2621 Durrant Ave (access via. sculpture garden)
Berkeley, California

On November 7 & 8, 2008, the University of California, Berkeley will hold a symposium on appropriation rights in the digital era entitled:
Takeovers & Makeovers: Artistic Appropriation, Fair Use, and Copyright in the Digital Age.

This event will bring together artists, lawyers, art historians, and representatives from the information technology community to discuss the changing field of appropriation art in the wake of the emergence of new digital media technologies that have radically altered access to and manipulation of information.

Takeovers & Makeovers:
Artistic Appropriation, Fair Use, and Copyright in the Digital Age
November 7th and 8th, 2008
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley Art Museum
2621 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

Full program at:

Friday November 7, 2008
10:00 Welcome

An Introduction to Appropriation in Art
David Evans (Professor of Art History, Arts Institute at Bournemouth)

11:00 -12:15
Copyright in the Digital Age:
Best Practices for the Arts/Myths of Fair Use
Fred Von Lohmann (Senior Staff Attorney, The Electronic Frontier Foundation)
Michael Mandiberg (Artist, New York)
Jason Schultz (Associate Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic)

"The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads MTAA"
Presentation by MTAA (M. River & T. Whild, Aritsts New York)

Keynote: "Reclaiming the Commons"
Tom McDonough (Professor of Art History, SUNY Binghamton)

Virginia Rutledge (Special Counsel, Creative Commons, Chair, Art Law Committee, New York City Bar Association)

Saturday November 8, 2008

Fixity and Remix/Participatory Culture
Abigail de Kosnik (Professor of New Media and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley)
Larisa Mann (Jurisprudence Scholar, Boalt School of Law)

Conversation with Candice Breitz
Anne Wagner (Professor of Art History, UC Berkeley) &
Candice Breitz (Artist, Professor of Fine Art, Braunschweig University of Art)

Archives and Museums in the Digital Age
Rick Prelinger (Co-Founder, The Prelinger Library & Board President, The Internet Archive)
Richard Rinehart (Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator, Berkeley Art Museum)

Media Banditry in the Digital Age
Presentation by The Billboard Liberation Front

Take-Over/Make-Over: Hacktivism Reconsidered
Peter Krapp, (Professor, Film & Media Studies, School of Humanities UC Irvine)
Marisa Olson, (Artist, Curator at Large, Rhizome; Ph.D. Candidate, Rhetoric/Film Studies, UC Berkeley)

Official Website: http://bcnm.berkeley.edu/takeovers/

Added by krissyp123 on October 21, 2008