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Four Stories about Copyright Law and Appropriation Art
Media and Arts Law Review (1998)
  • Matthew Rimmer, Australian National University College of Law
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.
  • Copyright,
  • Art,
  • Photography,
  • Film,
  • Post-modernism,
  • Appropriation,
  • Indigenous Art,
  • Traditional Knowledge.
Publication Date
December 1, 1998
Citation Information
Matthew Rimmer. "Four Stories about Copyright Law and Appropriation Art" Media and Arts Law Review Vol. 3 Iss. 4 (1998)
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