Actions and Detail Panel
The Creative Power of Copying
Wed. 31 May 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
Copying isn’t just about "remix" and "infringement" - it’s part of making art and culture. Last year over 200 artists petitioned a US court to preserve their ability to build on the past. Yet Australian copyright law does little to acknowledge this, meaning that copying without explicit permission, even as part of ordinary creative practice, will usually be illegal. The question is, does this matter and if so how, why and for whom?
Featuring legal experts, platform representatives, and creators who navigate these issues themselves, this panel is for anyone who copies for art, or wants to. It aims to look at the realities of copying as part of creation in Australia.
Can or should you ever copy without permission? Are you likely to be challenged? What options do you have if you are? Most importantly, what impact does the law have on creative practice?
Professor Patricia Aufderheide - University Professor, School of Communication, American University and Fulbright Scholar 2017
Dr Kylie Pappalardo - Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program, Queensland University of Technology
Michael Cooley - Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel, Google