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Talks

How and where does copyright work? Ever since the beginnings of the cultural industry, it has been repeatedly called into question – and constantly expanded – by new media technologies and postcolonial discourses. Legal and copying practices have shaped global innovation and the distribution of music. When it comes to the ethics and aesthetics of copying, normative contradictions and practical conflicts, money and power, how does copyright influence the conditions of creative work? What should it, what can it protect? How are works and authorship defined? And when is it about ethics, when about business?