ART LAW COMMITTEE PRESENTS
"TRANSFORMING ART: FAIR USE ISSUES"
law and the visual arts.
House of the Association, 42 West 44th
Thursday, November 10, 2005; 6:00 to 8:45
6:00 p.m. -- Introduction and Presentations
7:20 p.m. -- Break
7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion
8:30 p.m. -- Questions from the Audience
On November 10, the Association’s
Art Law Committee will present “Transforming
Art: Fair Use Issues,” an informative and
provocative public program for audiences interested
in visual art or intellectual property law.
Artists historically have drawn imagery and
subject matter from each other and the world
at large, and they continue to do so. Contemporary
art incorporates references to other art and
media images, as well as to commercial logos,
symbols and products. Reproductions of art today
also are widely published and used in advertising
and on merchandise.
But in recent years, and particularly as our
culture has gone digital, conflicts have escalated
between owners and users of copyrighted images
and trademarks. How well does the legal doctrine
of fair use serve the varied interests at stake?
When is the act of copying legitimate and even
creative, and when is it legally regarded as
piracy? Following presentations on contemporary
visual art practices and the relevant law, a
distinguished panel will discuss the current
state of affairs and proposals for change.
LAWRENCE LESSIG, Stanford Law School; CEO and
Chair, Creative Commons; Author, Free Culture:
How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to
Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity (2004)
WILLIAM F. PATRY, Thelen Reid & Priest LLP;
Author, The Fair Use Privilege in Copyright Law
DAVID A. ROSS, President, Artist Pension Trust;
formerly Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art and Whitney Museum of American Art
ROBERTA SMITH, Art Critic, The New York Times
JOEL WACHS, President, the Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts, Inc.
ROBERT W. CLARIDA, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman,
ROY S. KAUFMAN, Legal Director, John Wiley & Sons,
VIRGINIA RUTLEDGE, Cravath Swaine & Moore
SCOTT SHAGIN, Law Offices of Scott Shagin
PAUL A. WINICK, Thelen Reid & Priest LLP
JOHN R. CAHILL, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman
There is no admission fee for this program,
but seating is limited. Please reserve your seat
by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org by November