STEIM and SMART Project Space present: Debating ACTA & Playing ACTA. New copyright regulations and it's effect on the creative process. "Join us for an informative discussion on the effects of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement on music. Known as ACTA, the agreement has been for years under international negotiation and is designed -amongst other issues- to drastically change the policies concerning counterfeiting copyrighted works. While ACTA has attracted strong support and fierce opposition, this talk brings together trade associations, artists and academics with different views to discuss the effects of the legislation to the creative process. The panel will tackle important questions like: How the proposed ACTA will affect 'fair use' and equivalent practice? What will be the effects of the enforcement practices on the creative economy and music creativity? Issues of finance, property and matters of sampling/remixing will also be discussed. Introductory presentation to ACTA and related issues by Kennisland copyright expert, Paul Keller. Panel discussion with Tim Kuik (stichting BREIN), Mattin (artist) and Ante Wessels (vrijschrift, FFII). The discussion will be moderated by STEIM director, Dick Rijken. Event curation by Georgios Papadakis. The event is organised by STEIM in association with Smart Project Space."
Sunday, June 26th, 2011 (17:00 - 19:00) Cost: Free.
Smart Project Space, Arie Biemondstraat 105-113, Amsterdam
At 20.30: PLAYING ACTA Cost: €5,-