Symposium on Intellectual Property and Digital Production
1st July 2005, L Shed, Industrial Museum, Bristol Harbourside
Issues around intellectual property are a key concern for digital artists and designers, revealing a range of tensions between the idealism of work entering the public domain and the pragmatics of making a living. On the one hand, there is the principle that creativity and innovation thrives from the sharing of ideas and material in the ‘commons’ and on the other, that laws are necessary to protect individual and collective interests. This symposium will feature new and provocative ideas that challenge existing structures and practices for those working at the intersections of commerce, research and independent production.