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JeopARTy by Greg Wallace
September 9, 2009, 8:37 pm
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JeopARTy, Monday, September 21 & 28, 7pm:

New Venue for Sept. 28th: Smith Hall Lounge, 1st floor!

An interactive game show that asks if acts of artistic appropriation are fair or not. apphoto__1233803672_1542

AP photo by Manny Garcia and Obama Hope poster by Shepard Fairey, 2008.

Come join us for a fun evening in which panels composed to students and faculty as well as the studio audience get to vote on whether different cases of appropriation (such as Shepard Fairey’s use of an AP photo for his Obama poster) are ethical or not. There will be few clear right or wrong answers. Just a lot of interesting debate.

There will be two stand-alone sessions. The first will take place on Monday, September 21 at 7 PM. The second will take place on Monday, September 28 at 7 PM. The moderator is Greg Wallace, MassArt librarian. The event is sponsored by Project Discovery: The Studio Foundation Experience.


Art Rogers, Greeting card photo and Jeff Koons, String of Puppies, 1988

Some useful online resources:

US Copyright Office

Fair Use Project at Stanford University

National Coalition Against Censorship – Art Law Library

Harvard Law School (Art Law Overview)

University of Texas (Copyright Crash Course)

The Arts and Humanities in Public Life: Copyright Protection and Appropriation Art by William M. Landes.

New York Foundation for the Arts (Essay on Copyright and Fair Use)


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