Thursday, Jan 31, 2019 9:30a -
Sargent Hall-Suffolk University
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Art, Lectures & Conferences, Performing Arts, University
In January 2019, for the first time since the passage of the Copyright Term Extension Act in 1998, works will enter the public domain in the United States due to the expiration of the copyright term. This event celebrates the legal and public policy rationale behind copyright limits and the public domain, as well as the creativity of those individuals whose works will soon enter the public domain.
We’ll be talking about Virginia Woolf, Charlie Chaplin, Man Ray, Hemingway, the future of copyright law and much more.
Speakers include Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Hours"; Prof. Lawrence Lessig, Public Domain Advocate and Founder of the Creative Commons; and Whitney Scharer, author of "The Age of Light". Lunch features a performance by Dan Kamin, Comedy in Motion while the afternoon includes a panel discussion-"The Jazz Age from Harlem to Paris and Beyond". Come for part of the day or the whole day!