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Kent Lambert on Using Copyrighted Works in Video Art

Season 1, Ep. 381

In this episode, Kent Lambert, a Chicago-based musician and media artist and the Assistant Director of the Hack Arts Lab Media Arts, Data, and Design Center at the University of Chicago, discusses his artistic practice and reflects on his experience of how copyright affects his work in media art. Lambert begins by describing his video work, explaining where he finds source materials, why he uses them, and how he conceptualizes his relationship to other authors. He reflects on the ethics of appropriating media without the permission of the original author, and explains how he navigates those concerns. And he discusses the relationship between his work and commercial work. Lambert is on Twitter at @lambkent.

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

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