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Katya Assaf Zakharov and Tim Schnetgoke on Graffiti

Season 1, Ep. 665

In this episode, Katya Assaf Zakharov, Assistant Professor of Law in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law and the DAAD Center for German Studies, and Tim Schnetgoeke, a professional photographer, discuss their article "Reading the Illegible: Can Law Understand Graffiti?," which will be published in the Connecticut Law Review. They begin by explaining what graffiti is and what makes it unique. They observe that copyright law and other legal doctrines lack the capacity to property account for graffiti and its motives. And they argue that there should be a right to create graffiti, in order to transform urban spaces.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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