DIGITAL MIX, a one-of-a-kind musical event, brings the avant-garde of music to the future of law in the digital age
A Paysonn Wolff Lecture
Friday, December 10, 2004 6:30pm - 11:00pm EST
Levinson Auditorium, Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.
presenting "Rhythm Science"--a live multi-media presentation of the history of digital art and media
**Mark Hosler of Negativland**
presenting "Adventures in Illegal Art"--a presentation illustrating the many creative projects, hoaxes, pranks and "culture jamming" of the band Negativland
**Mike Godwin, Legal Director of Public Knowledge**
discussing the legal issues involved in appropriation art
**Nelson Pavlosky, Founder of the Free Culture campus chapter movement**
introducing the Free Culture campus chapter movement
What they say about the event:
Musical creation has historically evolved independent of the law. Copyright law, which protects musical works from unauthorized copying, has traditionally steered clear of intervening with the creation of music. An exploding new musical movement however, the art of the DJ, has grown in tension with the law. Rooted in the digital appropriation of sound samples and image clips, DJ music takes shape in conflict with the legal regime of copyright not yet comfortably adapted to the digital age. The event Digital Mix provides a sample of some of the hottest artists producing DJ music and digital video, as well as a lawyer and an activist working on the front line of artist-friendly copyright law reform. The event hopes to provoke not only artistic reflection, but a re-examination of how law and music can evolve together.
The Information Society Project New Haven Advocate