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UML Campus Voices

Whose Art Is It Anyway?

Intellectual Property and the Arts
April 5, 2012

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Professor, Art
Andre Dubus III, Assistant Professor, English
Alan Williams, Associate Professor, Music & Coordinator - Music Business

This event is part of the seven-month event series, Dickens In Lowell, featuring exhibitions, performances, speakers, and family programs, celebrating the bicentenary of Charles Dickens's birth and his visit to Lowell in 1842. On that visit the celebrated author strongly advocated for the establishment of an international copyright law.

During his lifetime, Charles Dickens grappled with the thorny nexus of art and commerce. Artists today face many of these same issues, as well as some Dickens could never have anticipated. Here, three leading UMass Lowell faculty members discuss creative works, commerce and distribution, and the role of influence and access in the 21st century, sharing their own creative works and that of other artists.
Go to Dickens in Lowell.