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Music Appropriation?

The Detroit-born rock band, The White Stripes, has recently accused the Air Force Reserve of misappropriating Fell in Love With a Girl, a song from the group’s White Blood Cells (2002) album, and using it in a television ad aired during the Super Bowl last weekend.

The infringement analysis boils down to two issues: access and […]

Appropriation Art

The extraordinary Boston-based artist, Chandra Ortiz, and I are collaborating on FRAGMENT/APPROPRIATE/REMIX, an art exhibit opening this Saturday evening and running through April 10, 2010, in the new art gallery at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts.

The exhibit explores the concept of appropriation across Law, Art and Technoscience, and is partly inspired by National […]