Guest Talk – Guy Pessach

This week’s colloquium will feature Law Professor Guy Pessach whose lecture is entitled: “Decoding Copyright”.

Date: 14 Nov 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Guy Pessach

Topic: Decoding Copyright

Abstract:
Copyright law, by its very basic nature, imposes a paradox. A tool for incentivizing creative activity, which at the very same time, constrains further creative endeavors of all people, other than the copyright owner. The talk will exemplify this tension through a series of visual works that build upon copyrighted materials; thus, while examining the impact of digital technologies on copyright’s paradox. Digital technologies, so goes the argument, induce the incorporation of flexible “user friendly” standards into copyright law. Yet, concurrently, digital technologies also tend to commodify culture in forms that are similar to copyright’s commodification effect.

About the Speaker:
Guy Pessach is a law professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law. His main areas of research are Copyright Law, Comparative and International Aspects of the Creative Industries, Law & Technology and Art & Law. In addition to his position at the Hebrew University, Guy is also an affiliate fellow at the Information Society Project, Yale Law School. Guy held visiting positions at Columbia Law School, New York School of Law; Georgetown University Law School, the Center for Transnational Legal Studies, London, City University of Hong Kong, University of British Columbia and the Center for Law, Society and Pop Culture, University of Westminster. Guy has published in leading law journals in the USA, Canada, Germany, Israel and elsewhere, including: University of Southern California Law Review, Osgoode Hall Law Review, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, the IIC – International Review of Industrial Property and Copyright Law (Max-Planck Institute Publications), Cardozo Law Review; Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal and IDEA – The Intellectual Property Law Review.

To find out more about Guy Pessach, you can check out the speaker’s pages.

 

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