The School of Law at Deakin University, Victoria Law Foundation and Arts Victoria are pleased to present Digital Sampling/Remix Culture, a one-day Forum, Workshop, Film Screening and Showcase to be held on Friday July 6, 2012 at the Geelong Waterfront Campus.
All events are free, open to the public and will bring together publishers, mash-up and sound artists, free speech and intellectual property lawyers and scholars, cultural theorists, multi-media artists, (electronic) musicians and those interested in having a broad-ranging and vigorous conversation on the Remix Culture.
The Forum has two (interconnected) aims. The first is to explore, assess and critique the cultural, artistic, expressive, political, economic and social implications of collage, homage and digital sampling through the prism of law. In doing so the Forum will consider whether (and to what extent) the law (in Australia and internationally) has produced/undermined, shaped/distorted and informed/reformed the nature and scope of the remix culture. The second (and arguably more important) aim is to consider the impact that this remix culture has, will and ought to have on the shape of our laws.
So the Forum will identify and discuss the cultural, artistic and creative significance of collage, homage and digital sampling in order to provide law and policy makers (and the community more generally) with a better understanding of these quickly evolving (and often misunderstood) forms of artistic and musical expression.