THE LAW AND APPROPRIATION ART
As part of the 95th annual College Art Association conference in New York, Feb. 14-17, 2007, the New York City Bar Association is hosting a panel titled "Reexamining Appropriation: The Copy, The Law and Beyond" on Friday, Feb. 16, at 10 am-12:30 pm. Among the speakers are William Patry, Google’s senior copyright counsel (and keeper of the Patry Copyright Blog), and Judge Pierre N. Leval, who first articulated the "transformative" test that was critical to Jeff Koons’ recent win in the courts [see "Artnet News," Jan. 19, 2006].
Other speakers include SMU art historian Lisa Pon ("Inappropriate? Copying in the Renaissance"), Princeton professor Johann Burton ("The Reign of the Quotation -- Appropriation and Its Audience") and Jaimey Hamilton of the University of Hawai’i ("From Appropriation to Postproduction"). The panel is chaired by Martha Buskirk and Virginia Rutledge. It takes place at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, and is open to the public.