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PANEL: Intellectual Property and Improvisation

Gustavo Alberto Gill, Giuseppe Mazziotti, Palmira Granados Moreno, Catherine Tsatoumas

Published: 2009-06-19

VIDEO: Four panelists give presentations on a range of topics related to intellectual property and improvisation.
Giuseppe Mazziotti: “Who 'Owns' Improvised Music? Remarks on the Legal Status of Jazz Music from a Comparative Perspective.” Palmira Granados Moreno: “On Mechanical Bards and Bores: Kindle 2.0.” Gustavo Alberto Gill: “Owners without Authors: Computer Generated Works in Copyright Law.” Catherine Tsatoumas: “Improvisation in Biotechnology: Why GMO Matters in the European-Canadian Equation.” TEXT: An abstract for each presentation.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace