Great Artists Steal: How to Lawfully Copy Third-Party Media Into Your Work
With Doug Robbins, Esq.
The thesis of this workshop is that there is an interesting intersection between the signs, symbols, and stories of myth and dream-consciousness, on the one hand, and the kind of material that may be lawfully used and copied under a panoply of copyright exceptions, on the other hand.
For example, copyright may not imbue in facts, nor ideas. Copyright may not be enforced in any material in the public domain -- undefined itself -- a huge realm that includes media created by the government, work for which the copyright was never properly renewed, and work created prior to 1923.
And the most powerful and complicated exception of all, fair use, allows for the copying and exploitation of others' media, for purposes of artistic commentary, critique, parody, and satire.
When skillfully implemented, these tools and others help the content creator to lawfully ("steal") borrow and build on some of the most penetrating messages, most powerful symbols, and most enduring stories offered by the worlds' artists and mystics.
DOUGLAS ROBBINS is the Chair of the O'Leary Wood and Robbins' Media Law Group, serving clients involved in producing, acquiring, licensing, and managing audio-visual media. Robbins helps content-creators and distributors through the intellectual-property landmines involved in protecting their art, producing films, and making music. Robbins is himself a filmmaker, having produced the DEBATE TEAM documentary in association with the San Francisco Film Society and KQED Public Television.
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LOCATION: Ft. Mason Center, Bldg. C, Room 360
San Francisco, CA 94123