Copyright law has changed substantively and incrementally in the past 10 years as digital media and the Internet have substantively reshaped our cultural, political, social and photographic landscape. Technology, online collectivism and social networking are changing the way people think and process information. Copyright 2.0 will review key provisions of the Copyright law that all photographers should know, and it will challenge listeners to think about how the law and user’s behavior must be reformed to make the law more effective in a culture that prizes meta everything, mash-ups, bricolage and streaming data.
Michelle Bogre, an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design is a documentary photographer, copyright lawyer and author of Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change, and Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century, both published by Focal Press. Her photographs and articles have been widely published in national magazines and she regularly writers about documentary and activist photography for photo blogs and on line magazines currently writes for on line magazines and photo blogs, including Photo.net. Her photographs have been featured in group shows at the Lawrence O’Brien Gallery in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and in Beauty Culture at the Annenberg Space for Photography in LA. She is working on a new book on copyright and when time allows, she is making incremental progress on a long term photographic project on family farms in America.