An evening of artists, storytellers, copyright experts, engaged citizens and multimedia activities that will get you thinking about:
Who owns what you create & share?
Copyright: does it function as creative incentive or control?
How can we re-conceptualize copyright?
So join us and bring your friends! Share your ideas in a community conversation designed to re-conceptualize copyright at this pivotal moment.
Tickets $5 cash bar on site, Dance Party to follow!
When asked to look at Michelangelo’s The Holy Family, first-year students at the Ontario College of Art and Design will be greeted by a blank circle, asking them to find an image of the artwork online instead.
The $180 mandatory textbook Global Visual and Cultural Material: Prehistory to 1800 contains many blank spaces where artwork would normally be, followed by instructions to go to a separate source online to view the material. Some sections of the book, parts of which were obtained by the National Post, still contain notes of features to observe in the absent artwork.
During a campaign a lot of material is produced. From artwork, to videos, to research papers and publications, intellectual property is everywhere online and in every day life. Copyleft activists have advocated for less (or zero) regulations on this property. One way to ensure that the fruit of your labour is used only how you intend is to obtain a creative commons license.