[london] Launch of Copy-art.net at IBID Projects, London

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Date/Time: 23/06/2004 12:00 am

Launch of Copy-art.net at IBID Projects, London
Thursday 23 June, 2004, 6.30-8.30
Artists include:
Anna Best
Bigert & Bergström
Colectivo Cambalache
Critical Art Ensemble
A K Dolven
Ella Gibbs
House of O’Dwyer
Per Hüttner
Matthieu Laurette
Elizabeth Price
Szuper Gallery
Thomson & Craighead
Gavin Wade
Copy-art.net is a curatorial project that aims to create an online
production space, a platform to exchange works between artists, curators and
the public and give the audience free access to works of art. This project
intends to challenge the idea of intellectual property and test its limits
in a copyright-free zone.
Artists have been invited to submit work to Copy-Art in any medium that will
then be available online and without copyright, making it possible for
visitors to use these works in any possible way and without restrictions.
Submitted works can be downloaded, changed, distributed, exhibited and used
by all visitors for free. All submitted works will be present online in an
archive, and available to the public to access. Only commercial use will be
excluded, as all works will be registered with Creative Commons under a
non-commercial license.
In a copyright free society, ideas and works become more precious rather
than more vulnerable, as many believe. The more ideas and works are
circulated, the more valued these ideas and works will become. What you see
and learn becomes part of your knowledge and nobody can change this. Your
intellectual property becomes everyone’s property. To give people the
freedom to copy ideas and works and get inspiration from this process is
something that we need to consider seriously.
This website facilitates the exchange of ideas by making artworks fully
accessible and authorizing the use of its resources by the greatest number
of people. Copy-art.net encourages the public to make creative use of works
of art online multiplying the possibilities of creation.
Curated by Irini-Mirena Papadimitriou
Web services supplied by www.openmute.org
With the kind support of The Arts Council England, IBID Projects and Goldsmiths College
Copy-art.net is touring to Berlin in September 2004, supported by Dosensos art projects
Many thanks to: Artists, Ilze Black, Andrea Phillips, Andrew Renton, Lisa Le
Feuvre, e-2, Keith Whittle, Nicolas Bourriaud, Andrea Tarsia, Daniel
McClean, Simon Worthington and Pauline van Mourik Broekman
For more information email: imirena@hotmail.com

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