The Columbia Design League, an affiliate membership group of the Columbia Museum of Art, hosts, Copyright Smackdown, a debate to answer all questions related to copyright and wrong.
The Smackdown begins on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, with a screening of Copyright Criminals at the Nickelodeon Theatre at 8pm, followed by conversations with director Ben Franzen.
The Columbia Design League then hosts a spirited discussion of copyrights and wrongs on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at 6pm, at the Columbia Museum of Art. The conversation is led by independent filmmaker Ben Franzen, Renee Hobbs of Temple University’s Media Education Lab, DJ Rasa Don of Arrested Development, Columbia’s own Preach Jacobs, rapper and host of Mo’ Betta Soul, Mark Cooper, Director of the Moving Image Research Collections at USC and copyright lawyer Craig Killen of Nelson Mullins.
“The use of other people’s intellectual property is a natural part of the creative process; to others it’s a crime. The Copyright Smackdown brings together local and national figures to wrestle with the complexities of ownership. We hope it will help us all understand the shifting copyright landscape and decide for ourselves where we stand – and have some fun in the process,” Columbia Design League board member, Betsy Newman, said.
During the event, the audience has an opportunity to create their own intellectual property and decide for themselves whether to obtain a Creative Commons license for their creation.
The Copyright Smackdown is an event in partnership with the Nickelodeon Theatre, South Carolina Film Commission, the Film and Media Studies Program at USC, the USC Department of Art, the Moving Image Research Collections and the Columbia Design League.
$5 / free for Columbia Design League members.
For more information, visit (www.columbiadesignleague.org).