Is Art Made with Copyrighted Material Illegal?

Illegal Art website has a collection of video, visual, and audio works of artists that challenge copyright laws.

The Illegal Art Exhibit will celebrate what is rapidly becoming the "degenerate art" of a corporate age: art and ideas on the legal fringes of intellectual property. Some of the pieces in the show have eluded lawyers; others have had to appear in court.

Loaded with gray areas, intellectual property law inevitably has a silencing effect, discouraging the creation of new works.

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?

This one to the left is NotMickey, drawn by Ashley Holt of Thrdgll.

http://www.illegal-art.org/ - via metafilter


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