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Libraries host video & discussion about copyright & mashups

Published on: Monday, April 8th, 2013

As part of National Library Week the UST Libraries are proud to host a presentation of ‘Copyright mashed-up and remixed’, an open source 17-minute documentary by filmmaker Brett Gaylor based on the documentary ‘RIP! A Remix Manifesto.’

‘Copyright mashed up and remixed’ explores the tensions between preserving ideas and creative works in the public domain to be used freely by anyone; with the need to fairly compensate authors for the work that they create. The video draws upon cultural history, the current legal environment, and the role of emerging technologies that are bringing these debates to the forefront of public attention.

Afterwards there will be an informal, and hopefully very lively discussion about the issues that were presented in the video. The discussion will be led by two UST professors: Mark Anfinson, a practicing attorney and adjunct professor in the COJO department who teaches Media Law and Steve Cole, recording artist and head of the Music Business program at UST.

This event will take place on Thursday, April 18th in the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Rm 102 from Noon – 1:00.

Bring your lunch if you wish – beverages and a light dessert will be provided.

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