Finders Keepers: Billboard Top 3 of Appropriation Art

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By News & Resources Editor Martin Elwell. Send me your found poetry news.


“Copyright is over,” at least according to Kenneth Goldsmith. In this guest post at Billboard, Goldsmith discusses the current state of appropriation art. For context, he analyzes Christian Marclay’s piece, “The Clock,” and its place in a capitalist universe of fair use, monetization and corporate ownership. Here are my Top 3 takeaways:

1) When it comes to appropriation art, “if you make something good and interesting and not ridiculing someone or being offensive, the creators of the original material will like it.”

2) On the internet, “what appears to be free is not free at all but is heavily monitored and controlled properties.”

3) The future is cloudy: #donttrustthecloud

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