Socio-legal Studies Association Annual Conference

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'Copyright and Digital Art: Taking Forward a Study with Individual Creators' Abstract: Copyright law has faced considerable challenges, both conceptual and practical, from the onslaught of digital technologies and consequently been strengthened. The digital environment enables creation of not only many different types of creative works in which copyright may or may not subsist, but also facilitates their creation, dissemination and experience in very diverse contexts and manifestations in different forms, both of which are continually growing in number. One of such contexts is digital art practice. This paper focuses on the interaction of copyright with the everyday life of creators and draws upon the findings of my earlier research, where I used first hand accounts from digital artists to explore what copyright law means in the local context of their creative practice based in the digital environment. It questions and explores possible routes of taking such findings forward, including investigating the emerging and prevalent business models in the area of new media art and the role played by copyright law in such models.
Period12 Apr 2011
Event typeConference
LocationBrighton, United Kingdom