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COMEDIES OF FAIR U$E: A Search for Comity in the Intellectual Property Wars...

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COMEDIES OF FAIR U$E: A Search for Comity in the Intellectual Property Wars...
(whereby among other things "Joywar" is revisited in the flesh by Joy Garnett and Susan Meiselas (9:45am Saturday, April 29th), and many other stories are traded...scroll down for list of panelists )
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The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, in association with the NYU Humanities Council present a weekend long symposium:

COMEDIES OF FAIR U$E
A Search for Comity in the Intellectual Property Wars

Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, 2006
Free and open to the public

Friday April 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Hemmerdinger Hall
100 Washington Sq. East

Saturday 9:30-6:30 p.m. and Sunday 9:30-1:00 p.m.
Hemmerdinger Hall
100 Washington Sq. East

Panelists, in addition to organisers Lawrence Lessig , Robert Boynton and Institute director Lawrence Weschler will include:

Photographer Susan Meiselas
Painter Joy Garnett
Novelist Jonathan Lethem
Comix artist Art Spiegelman
Essayist Geoff Dyer (Out of Sheer Rage, The Ongoing Moment)
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris
Joel Wachs, head of the Andy Warhol Foundation
Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit
NYU's Siva Vaidhyanathan (Copyrights and Copywrongs)
Essayist Lewis Hyde (The Gift, Trickster Makes This World)
NYU's Lawrence Ferrara, expert on musical issues
Carrie McLaren of Stay Free
James Boyle, of digital environmentalist movement (Shaman, Software, and Spleens) and others

Some of the most contentious issues bedeviling cultural life today are increasingly coming to revolve around the question of what proper deference ought to be paid to the notion of intellectual property. Just what is copyright, what is its point, who is it designed to protect (individual creators and their legatees, be they individual or corporate, and necessarily to the same extent?) and what is it designed to foster (the most thrivingly fertile intellectual community and intercourse possible?)? ,,,

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