[rohrpost] Copyright & Art

cornelia sollfrank cornelia at snafu.de
Mon Mai 2 10:52:50 CEST 2005

Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) – Center for 
Interdisciplinary Research
Universität Bielefeld

Copyright & Art
Aesthetical, Legal, Ontological, and Political Issues

May, 17 – 20, 2005

What is the impact of copyright (and neighbouring rights) on the 
conditions for artistic production as well as on other art-related 
practices in modern societies like trading, conserving, exhibiting, 
performing, reproducing and distributing works of art or reproductions 
thereof in various media?
And what is the particular relevance of art (and of aesthetic concepts, 
or theories of art) for copyright? Why should the dogmatics of 
copyright be concerned with aesthetics at all, and what function do 
aesthetic concepts fulfill in the conceptual structure of copyright and 
in the context of its legitimation?
This workshop, bringing together various approaches from legal studies, 
economics, social and cultural studies with perspectives from 
philosophy, aesthetics, art criticism and artistic practice, pursues a 
double objective:
(1)	To elucidate the impact of copyright on artistic practices and on 
aesthetic theories.
(2)	To analyze the theoretical presuppositions about the nature of art, 
of artistic production and about the ontological constitution of the 
work of art that are implied in copyright legislations and jurisdiction 
– the implicit aesthetic theory of the law.
The focus lies on copyright problems of contemporary art and on 
tensions between copyright and the freedom of artistic expression as 
well as between copyright claims and the public interest.

Scientific Organizers: 	Eberhard Ortland (Berlin)
Reinold Schmücker (Greifswald)
Conference Languages:	English / German (with simultaneous
translation both directions)

Funding:	The conference is funded by ZiF (Zentrum für interdisziplinäre 
Forschung, Bielefeld), DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn), and 
BKM (Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, 


Tuesday – May 17, 2005

17:00 – 17:30	Refreshments

17:30 – 18.15	Opening / Introduction
Copyright and Art: Exploring the Issues I  			
Chair: Eberhard Ortland (Berlin)

18:15 – 19:30	Cyrill P. Rigamonti (Harvard)
		Artists and Copyright in the Digital Millenium

20:00		Opening Dinner
Wednesday – May 18, 2005

Copyright and Art: Exploring the Issues II	
Chair: Margrit Seckelmann (Speyer)

09:15 – 10:30	Nathalie Heinich (Paris)
Conflicts about Copyright:
Towards a Sociology of Moral and Political Values

10:30 – 11:00	Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15	Eberhard Ortland (Berlin)
		Copyright, Aesthetics, and the Freedom of Artistic Expression

12:30 – 14:00	Lunch

Political Economy of the Copyright Based Industries	
		Chair: Michael Hutter (Witten)

14:00 – 15:15	Martha Woodmansee (Cleveland)
Myths of Authorship
and the Global Economic Consequences of Romantic Aesthetics
15:15 – 15:45	Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:00	Paul Stepan (Rotterdam) / Richard Sturn (Graz)
		On the Political Economy of Intellectual Property Rights

17:00 – 17:30	Adib Fricke (Berlin)
The Word CompanyTWC

17:45 – 19:15	Dinner at ZiF

Evening Lecture

19:30 – 21:00	Mark Rose (Santa Barbara)
		Monstrous Bugs and Romantic Authors:
Hollywood, Copyright, and Aesthetic Ideas

Thursday – May 19, 2005

Intellectual Property and the Avantgarde
		Chair: Tanehisa Otabe (Tokyo)

09:00 – 10:15	Brigitte Hilmer (Basel)
		Neuheit, Eigentum und der philosophische Kulturbegriff.
Über geistiges Eigentum im Kulturprozeß

10:15 – 10:45	Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:00	Helga de la Motte-Haber (Berlin)
Geistiges Eigentum – Sampling – Remix.
Über die Differenz zwischen Urheberrecht und Copyright

12:15 – 13:45	Lunch

Copyright Problems of Electronic Art
		Chair: Michael Weh (St Andrews)

13:45 – 15:00	Dawn M. Leach (Oldenburg/Düsseldorf)
Artists, Artworks and Intellectual Property in an Electronic Environment

15:00 – 15:45	Cornelia Sollfrank (Hamburg)
‘net.art generator’:  Legal Perspective

15:45 – 16:15	Coffee Break

Ontological Puzzles of Contemporary Art:
Juridical and Philosophical Solutions
		Chair: Ralf Poscher (Bochum)

16:15 – 17:30	Peter Garloff (Berlin)
		Semantic and Commercial Conceptions of Works of Art’s Individuality

17:30 – 18:45	Maria E. Reicher (Graz)
		The Plot of the Story:
Towards an Adequate Ontology of Works of Art and Their Parts

19:30		Conference Dinner

Friday – May 20, 2005

Is Appropriation Art?
Chair: Reinold Schmücker (Greifswald)

09:15 – 10:30	Christine Fuchs (Ingolstadt)
Kunst ist Sirup, der einem durch die Finger fließt.
Zum Kunstwerkbegriff im Urheberrecht

10:30 – 11:00	Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:15	Haimo Schack (Kiel)
Appropriation Art and Author’s Rights

12:30		Lunch