April 22, 2014 at 12:30pm ET Berkman Center for Internet & Society, 23 Everett St, 2nd Floor
With the democratization of content creation came the democratization of the overzealous copyright claim. Do private agreements between copyright holders and hosting platforms such as YouTube’s Content ID system compromise artist's fair use rights? This open discussion invites artists, users and lawyers to share their copyright experiences with hosting platforms and debate the future of distributing digital arts works online.
Pop Culture Pirate is the digital home of Elisa Kreisinger, a Brooklyn-based video artist remixing pop culture. Her latest work includes mashing up Mad Men into feminists and The Real Housewives into lesbians. Elisa’s 2012 US Copyright Office testimony helped win crucial exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, decriminalizing DVD ripping for artistic statements. She is a contributor to The Book of Jezebel and the forthcoming The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Public Knowledge and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. Elisa speaks around the world on the power of remix and remaking pop culture.