2010 •Topical Lecture
Creating the New or Copyright Infringement?
“The Internet has enabled quicker and easier access to a broader scope of information than ever before. Today a new form of collage copies, and pastes the old to create the new. Many assume that it’s safe to use anything available online in their work, but may be guilty of copyright infringement. Copyright law is geared towards publishing and hence there is confusion in regard to noncommercial creativity. Artists need to involve themselves with the development of new copyright laws to preserve access to cultural information. There is a fight in copyright law for control of the past, whomever possesses it, will be will influence the future.”