The New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University will host “Comedies of Fair U$E: A Search for Comity in the Intellectual Property Wars,” Fri., April 28 through Sun., April 30 at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall (100 Washington Square East at Washington Place). The conference will feature copyright activist Lawrence Lessig, artist Art Spiegelman, filmmaker Errol Morris (“Fog of War,” “Thin Blue Line”), novelist Jonathan Lethem, essayist Lewis Hyde, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, and dozens of others. It is sponsored in association with the NYU Humanities Council and The Steinhardt School of Education.
The conference is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.2100 for more information. Reporters interested in attending the event should contact James Devitt, Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a complete schedule of sessions, go to http://www.nyu.edu/fas/institute/nyih/public/upcoming.html.
Who: Copyright activist Lawrence Lessig, artist Art Spiegelman, filmmaker Errol Morris, novelist Jonathan Lethem, essayist Lewis Hyde, U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, and others
What: “COMEDIES OF FAIR U$E: A Search for Comity in the Intellectual Property Wars,” a weekend-long symposium
When: Fri., April 28 (7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.), Saturday April 29 (9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.). Sun., April 30 (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)
Where: NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (100 Washington Square East) [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]
The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU was established in 1976 for promoting the exchange of ideas among academics, professionals, politicians, diplomats, writers, journalists, musicians, painters, and other artists in New York City-and between all of them and the city. It currently comprises 190 fellows. Throughout the year, the NYIH organizes numerous public events and symposia.