Copyright/Copyleft : A Symposium

Copyright/Copyleft : A Symposium

Art & Copyright/Copyleft: A Symposium | Friday 16th June | 11am – 4pm | £10

Should it matter if you break the law to make art? Is it, in fact, necessary?

This symposium brings together artists, writers, curators and lawyers to discuss the stakes and realities of copyright, copyleft and creative commons and fair usage in contemporary art, video games, writing and creative practice.

The days programme look a little something like this:

10:30 Registration

11:00 Amanda Crawley Jackson (University of Sheffield, Chair of Trustees, BSA), Welcome & Introduction

11:10 Richard Taylor (Partner, DLA Piper), Copyright of Wrong?

11:50 Christine Arnold (Artist/Associate Lecturer, MMU), Appropriation, Art and Authenticity

12:30 Lunch

1.15 Andrew Jeffery (Phd student, HRI, SHU), Burrowing/Borrowing: poetry in the ‘spiritual-animal kingdom’

1.45 Robert Good (Artist), Whose Line is it Anyway?

2.15 Dr Yin Harn Lee (Lecturer in Law, University of Sheffield), Copyright and Videogame Modificatios

2.45 Martha Lawrence (Curator of Archaeology, Museums Sheffield), How does copyright/copyleft affect museums and galleries?

3.15 Professor Robert Burrell (University of Sheffield) TBC

4.00 Close of Symposium

Following the symposium there will be a launch event for,  Monochrome Breach and exhibition of drawings by Bryan Eccleshall. All are welcome to attend the launch which will officially start at 6.00pm after an artist’s talk delivered by Bryan from 5.00pm.

5.00pm Bryan Eccleshall (Artists, Trustee, BSA, Tutor, OCA), Monochrome Breach – An Artist’s Talk 

6.00pm Launch event of Monochrome Breach

To reserve a place at the symposium please email There will be an attendance fee (collectable on the door) of £10. The day includes a light lunch and refreshment. All attendance fees will be donated to the charity.

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