Remix/Mashup 2009: The Future of Creative Production and Ownership
Presenters, Panelists, and Moderators
Julie Ahrens is the Associate Director of the Fair Use Project at Stanford Law School. She represents writers, filmmakers, musicians, and others who rely on fair use in creating their art, documentaries, scholarship, critiques, or comments. Most recently, she represented RDR Books in copyright litigation against J.K. Rowling and Warner Brothers, and the producers and distributors of the film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed in litigation against Yoko Ono Lennon and EMI Records.
Dan Cooper is Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, Fox Interactive Media ("FIM"), a subsidiary of News Corporation, and the parent corporation of, among other web properties, MySpace.com. In this role, he has principal responsibility for coordinating all copyright and IP-related strategy for MySpace, one of the world's largest social networking/UGC sites. Prior to working at FIM/MySpace, he was the General Counsel of Perfect 10, Inc., and in connection with that role, coordinated a litigation campaign against Internet piracy that resulted in numerous, high-profile, published decisions. Before working at Perfect 10, he practiced law in the intellectual property and technology department of Arnold & Porter, and before that, practiced entertainment-related litigation at the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, LLP, where he was a member of the team that represented the recording company plaintiffs in their litigation against Napster. He received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from Columbia University.
Francesca Coppa is an English Professor and Director of Film Studies at Muhlenberg College, where she teaches dramatic literature and performance studies. Recently she has been writing and presenting on live action media vidding (a form of grassroots filmmaking in which clips from television shows and movies are set to music). She is also a vidder herself and has been involved with fan culture since she attended her first Star Trek convention in 1982 at age 12.
Mindy Faber is a filmmaker and Director of Open Youth Networks, which assists young people and their allies in the design and use of participatory media tools that enable them to create innovative peer-to-peer projects of dialogue, art, education and action. OYN nurtures youth to empower innovative digital media projects that mobilize their peers from awareness to action.
Liv Gjestvang is Program Coordinator for Ohio State University's Digital Union, a cutting edge multimedia production space and new technology research center. She is a co-founder of OSU's Digital Storytelling Program, and brings 10 years of filmmaking experience to this project. Liv is deeply committed to community media and has taught young filmmakers at the Sundance Film Festival, Taos Talking Pictures and the Wexner Center for the Arts. In Columbus, she co-founded the Short North Short Film Company, a monthly arts event featuring award-winning short films, bands, DJs and visual artists. She also founded Youth Video OUTreach, a program that teaches gay and lesbian youth to use digital media to tell their stories. The documentary they created, "20 Straws: Growing Up Gay" has screened at festivals, human rights conferences, schools and community centers across the world.
Alison Hanold is Associate Director of the Center for Social Media at American University and lead researcher for Aufderheide/Jaszi's "Recut, Reframe, Recycle."
J.D. Lasica is one of the world's leading authorities on social media and the revolution in user-created media. A strategist, tech entrepreneur, writer, blogger, trainer and consultant, he is the co-founder and editorial director of Ourmedia.org, president of the Social Media Group and a partner in Outhink Media, a company that enables social media and distributed video production. His book Darknet: Hollywood's War Against the Digital Generation (Wiley & Sons, 2005) explores the personal media revolution and the emerging media landscape. He welcomes email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gillian Lusins graduated from Bryn Mawr College and Columbia Law School, Class of 1990. She clerked for the Honorable Gary Taylor, Central District of California from 1990-91. She worked at Satterlee Stephens Burke and Burke and Gold, Farrell & Marks before joining NBC in 1997. Her practice encompasses copyright, trademark and general IP counselling, as well as consumer privacy. She is involved in many of the new media and digital issued faced by NBC Universal, Inc.
Jonathan McIntosh is a digital artist, remixer, photographer, curator and media activist. His digital video work focuses primarily on transforming corporate media images by remixing them to tell alternative political and cultural narratives. This Political Remix Video work has appeared in independent film festivals, on community TV programs and at new media conferences.
Darrell Miller is a copyright attorney and partner of Fox Rothschild LLP in Los Angeles, California. His practice focuses on transaction law with an emphasis on the motion picture, television, music and multi-media industries. He has represented actors, writers, directors and producers associated with a variety of television programs and motion pictures including, "Law & Order," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Entourage," "Dancing with the Stars," and Academy Award winner "Crash," "Four Brothers" and "Akeelah and The Bee.
Paul Miller (aka DJ Spooky), a graduate of Bowdoin College, is a writer, artist and musician who lives and works in NYC. His award winning first book Rhythm Science was published by MIT Press in 2005, followed by Sound Unbound in 2008. Miller's work has been exhibited at museums and biennials throughout the world. He has performed in a wide variety of venues including The Tate Modern, The Guggenheim Museum, and The Herod Atticus Theater at the Acropolis, and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists from Chuck D to Yoko Ono.
Gordon Quinn is Artistic Director and founding member of Kartemquin Films and has been making documentaries for over 40 years. He specializes in making cinéma vérité films that investigate and critique society by documenting the unfolding lives of real people. At Kartemquin, Gordon created a legacy that is an inspiration for young filmmakers and a home where they can make high-quality, social-issue documentaries. Kartemquin's best known film, Hoop Dreams (1994), executive produced by Quinn, was released theatrically to unprecedented critical acclaim.
Ben Relles is the creator of BarelyPolitical.com, a web site that produces political satire and entertainment. He received his MBA from the Wharton School and has spent time working for Omnicom agencies. He created the YouTube hits "Box in a Box," and "I Got a Crush on Obama."
Pam Samuelson is a Professor at the University of California at Berkeley with a joint appointment in the School of Information and the School of Law. She also co-directs the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Her principal area of expertise is intellectual property.
Rebecca Tushnet is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she teaches intellectual property, advertising law, and First Amendment law. She has represented several fan fiction websites in disputes with copyright and trademark owners. She is a member of the board of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks.
Peter Shane is an internationally recognized scholar in administrative law, with a specialty in separation of powers law. He is currently the Jacob E. Davis and Jacob E. Davis II Chair in Law at The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law. He has received a National Science Foundation grant for interdisciplinary study related to cyberspace and democracy. Professor Shane also serves as Executive Director of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy, and he is a co-founder and Faculty Editor for I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.
Ed Lee is an Associate Professor of Law at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He teaches courses related to intellectual property, international intellectual property and cyberlaw. His research focuses on the ways in which the Internet, technological development and globalization challenge existing legal paradigms. Professor Lee is also the creator of the Utube Blog .The Utube Blog provides commentary on legal issues relating to YouTube and the video file sharing industry.
David Bruenger is an Associate Professor at the Ohio State University's School of Music. He created and directs the program funded by the Targeted Investment in Excellence grant awarded to the School of Music. Bruenger's research focuses on the interrelationships between and among music, media, commerce, and culture, with a particular focus on how digital technologies and the social media platforms of the Internet affect the creation and reception of music in the 21st century.
Amanda Potter is the Program Coordinator and Educator for public and university programs at the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University. She received a master's degree in art history from Williams College.