October 13, 2020 - 5:00pm PDT

EFF Austin, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

Mixes, Mashups, and Memes: Copyright Law and the Internet

From The Organizers:

Our speaker this month is Ritika Gopal. Ritika is a member of the EFF-Austin Board of Directors and a local attorney specializing in the intersection of tech and transactional, privacy, and platform law.

In this month’s virtual meetup, Ritika will discuss the current state of copyright law and its ability to address modern-day forms of artistic expression. In a time when brick-and-mortar venues are closed, consumers are increasingly reliant on digital platforms for entertainment, communication, and human connection. Streamed content from DJs and other artists through platforms such as Twitch and Facebook play an increasing role in our consumption of media. Can the current copyright regime address the collage art forms of the internet era--e.g., mixes, mashups and memes? Should it?

Join us for a discussion on these questions and more.


Tuesday, October 13
7:00pm - 9:00pm (CDT)



This event is organized not by EFF, but by the EFF Austin, a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.