Copying isn’t just about "remix" and "infringement" — it’s part of making art and culture. Over 200 artists...

The Creative Power of Copying

Location:

2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
State Library of New South Wales
Copyright by Erich Ferdinand, CC BY, (cropped) https://www.flickr.com/photos/erix/150536813

Speakers

Professor Patricia Aufderheide

Professor Patricia Aufderheide

University Professor, School of Communication, American University and Fulbright Scholar 2017

Patricia Aufderheide is a 2017 Fulbright Scholar at Queensland University of Technology, and  University Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. The founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact, she is the co-author with Peter Jaszi of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago Press, July 2011), and author of, among others, Documentary: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2007). She has previously been a John Simon Guggenheim fellow, has served as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival and has received numerous journalism and scholarly awards, including a career achievement award in 2008 from the International Digital Media and Arts Association, the Woman of Vision Award from Women in Film and Video (DC) in 2010, and the Documentary award from the University Film and Video Association in 2015. Aufderheide serves on the board of directors of the Independent Television Service, which produces innovative television programming for underserved audiences. She served on the board of directors of Kartemquin Films, a leading independent social documentary production company, and on the film advisory board of the National Gallery of Art. She is on the editorial board of a variety of publications, including Communication Law and Policy and In These Times newspaper. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota.

Andrew Garton

Andrew Garton

Filmmaker, writer, producer, Secession/Films

Andrew is a filmmaker, creative producer, musician and writer with a history in community media and pre-internet computer networks. His work spans the genres of non-fiction film-making, short-format documentary, non-linear radio documentary drama, projected video and sound installations. In recent years Andrew has collaborated on short films and sound works with the last forest communities of Borneo (Sarawak Gone), an extensive media arts project with young people from refugee backgrounds (Bamiyarra) and bush fire affected communities (Forged from Fire).

Andrew co-founded the online media arts collective, Toy Satellite, creating unique and collaborative works for festivals, broadcasters and cultural institutions across Asia, Europe and Australia. He was the inaugural Program Director for Open Channel, Producer and Operations Manager for EngageMedia and had been a long-term board member of the international Association for Progressive Communications.

Andrew is presently working on the feature documentaries Ocean in a Drop in association with the Dehli based Digital Empowerment Foundation and Forged from Fire in collaboration with bush fire affected communities in the north-east of Melbourne.

Secession/Films - Blog and portfolio

 

Michael Cooley

Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel at Google Australia

Michael is a Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel at Google Australia. Prior to joining Google, Michael worked as Senior Lawyer specialising in intellectual property at Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers. Michael has also worked in Federal politics, including as a senior adviser to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and as an adviser to Senator John Faulkner.

Dr Kylie Pappalardo

Dr Kylie Pappalardo

Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Kylie Pappalardo researches in intellectual property and innovation law, focusing primarily on the intersection between copyright and creativity and the rights of copyright users. She is a Lecturer in the Law School at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, where she leads the research program on copyright law and creative communities. Kylie’s PhD thesis explored the regulation of ISPs and other internet intermediaries for online copyright infringement. She holds degrees in law and creative writing from QUT and a Masters of Law from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Kylie has been a senior researcher with the Open Access to Knowledge (OAK) Law Project and with Creative Commons Australia. She has also worked with the Arts Law Centre of Queensland and served on the board of Youth Arts Queensland.

 
Ethan Marrell - Ozzy Man Reviews

Ethan Marrell

Ozzy Man Reviews

Ethan has been an online entertainer under the name of Ozzy Man Reviews since 2014. He has made roughly 300 satirical commentary videos to do with Game of Thrones, sport, wildlife, and whatever he thinks will be funny to critically analyse. The Ozzy Man Reviews YouTube channel has over 1.3 million subscribers and the Facebook page has attracted 5.4 million fans. Ethan also holds a Master's degree in Internet Communications from Curtin University in Perth, Australia. 

Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.

Event Details

Copying isn’t just about "remix" and "infringement" — it’s part of making art and culture. Over 200 artists recently 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?

This event is hosted by the State Library of New South Wales

Image credit: Copyright by Erich Ferdinand, CC BY (cropped)

Due to unforeseen circumstances one of the original speakers, Giordano Nanni, has had to withdraw from the panel. Another speaker to replace Mr Nanni will be added shortly.

Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.
  • Companion card - The Companion Card is for people with a significant permanent disability, who always need a companion to provide attendant care type support in order to participate at most available community venues and activities.