Phoenix

Phoenix is a haven for world cinema, independent movies, film festivals and media arts, based in the heart of Leicester's cultural quarter.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon to Fri: 9.00 - 23.00
Sat & Sun: 10.00 - 23:00

Admission charges

All exhibitions are free of charge, fees vary for screenings and performances

Collection details

Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
No Copyright Infringement Intended

No Copyright Infringement Intended

  • 7 April — 21 May 2017

No Copyright Infringement Intended is a group exhibition exploring the relationship between copyright and culture in the digital age, investigating how the concept of ownership and authorship is evolving and coming into conflict with outdated copyright and intellectual property laws.

Since the 1990s the internet has provided the opportunity for mass copying, redistribution and remixing of content – profoundly changing the way culture is produced and shared and sparking legal battles and debates that still rage on. Today, the increasing availability of technologies like 3D scanning and 3D printing have extended the ability to digitally copy and reproduce to the physical realm.

For many people now, mass sharing, copying and remixing seems like a natural form of self expression. Rather than embracing this change and using it to their advantage, rights holders and lawyers often resort to reinforcing outdated laws – penalising those who copy – and placing barriers on technology’s ability to share information and content freely.

Meanwhile, among artists there is widespread misunderstanding of copyright and how it affects their work. The phrase “No Copyright Infringement Intended” is often used as an attempt to avoid repercussions of copyright infringement. The phrase has no legal standing, but its widespread usage shows a lack of awareness of existing laws and the consequences of breaking them.

Featuring eight national and international artists working across a range of creative practices, the exhibition highlights the ongoing tension between production and copyright, considers the new artistic, social and political possibilities created through this tension and suggests new ways forward for artists, rights holders and the wider creative community.

The exhibition includes work by Nick Briz, Emilie Gervais, Nicolas Maigret, Christopher Meerdo, Jan Nikolai Nelles & Nora Al-Badri, Duncan Poulton, Fernando Sosa, Andrea Wallace & Ronan Deazley

Curated by Antonio Roberts, a new media artist and curator based in Birmingham. Kindly supported by Arts Council England

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.phoenix.org.uk/event/no-copyright-infringement-intended/

Phoenix
4 Midland Street
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE1 1TG
England

Website

www.phoenix.org.uk

E-mail

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hello@phoenix.org.uk

Telephone

Box Office

0116 242 2800

Administration

0116 242 2820

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