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contact:  joy.garnett @ gmail.com
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March 16th, 2006
7pm panel

Guest speakers will discuss copyright laws in contemporary culture. Speakers include Joy Garnett, Siva Vaidhyanathan...
Illegal Art is a multi-media exhibition celebrating what is rapidly becoming the "degenerate art" of a corporate age: art and ideas on the legal fringes of intellectual property. Some pieces in the show have eluded lawyers; others have had to appear in court. Rooted in the U.S. Constitution, copyright was originally intended to facilitate the exchange of ideas, but is now being used to stifle it. Loaded with gray areas, this exhibition explores whether intellectual property laws discourage the creation of new works and provokes the questions: Should artists be allowed to use copyrighted materials? Where do the First Amendment and intellectual property law collide? What is art's future if the current laws are allowed to stand?
In conjunction with:

Illegal Art
Art + Culture Center of Hollywood, FL

Feb. 4 - April 2, 2006

Curated by Carrie McClaren,
editor,
Stay Free! Magazine