The Creative Power of Copying

Copyright by Erich Ferdinand, CC BY, (cropped)
31 May 2017
17:30 - 19:30
State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street Sydney, NSW 2000
State Library of New South Wales

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.

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