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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 is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.