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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Georgina Born

Music and the ‘Crisis’ of Intellectual Property: What can anthropology bring to these debates?

2018.12.04 | AIAS

Date Mon 03 Jun
Time 14:15 16:00
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Room 201



How is music changing under the impact of digitization? One major development is the so-called ‘crisis of copyright’ caused by digital technologies as they push intellectual property law to its limits. In this presentation I address lively global debates at the intersection of music, anthropology, digital culture studies and critical legal studies generated by this development, asking how anthropology can throw new light on them, and taking stock of musicians’ creative and political responses to the policing of copyright. 

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Georgina Born is AIAS-COFUND Fellow at Aarhus University and Professor of Music and Anthropology at Oxford University. Her work combines ethnographic and theoretical writings on music and digital media. She has held visiting professorships at UC Berkeley, McGill and Oslo Universities and she Chairs the Culture, Media and Performance Section of the British Academy.

Georgina Born's project at AIAS

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellow or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary.  Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.

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