Four Stories About Copyright Law and Appropriation Art

Media and Arts Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 180-193, December 1998

14 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2004

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Matthew Rimmer

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Abstract

This article considers copyright law and the art of appropriation in an Australian context. It tells four stories about Australian artists - Imants Tillers, Gordon Bennett, Juan Davila and Tracey Moffatt. The stories examine the postmodern critique of copyright law, indigenous copyright and self-determination, the introduction of moral rights, and copyright, photography and film. The article concludes that the work of such contemporary artists has practical implications for the reform of copyright law.

Keywords: Copyright, Art, Photography, Film, Post-modernism, Appropriation, Indigenous Art, Traditional Knowledge

Suggested Citation

Rimmer, Matthew, Four Stories About Copyright Law and Appropriation Art. Media and Arts Law Review, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 180-193, December 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=594642

Matthew Rimmer (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, Queensland QLD 4000
Australia

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