Newsletter 23

The film festival went smashingly well this summer and we apparently need to have more shows next time around. Sorry to those who were hoping for an encore show but we’re already on to our next grand adventure…

Kembrew McLeod and Illegal Art

We’ve been working with the Juneau Arts Council to put together a discussion on intellectual property rights featuring professor, author, and artist Kembrew McLeod. Kembrew is perhaps best known for taking out a trademark on the term “Freedom of Expression,” his way of suggesting that some intellectual property laws may overstep their bounds.

Things will get started this evening (Friday, August 5th) with an illegal art show at the Arts Council Gallery located at 206 N. Franklin Street. The exhibit will feature local artists who push boundaries of copyright and open discussion of ownership through their work. Kembrew will be there to answer questions about intellectual property rights and to help dissect some of the issues surrounding the art. The gallery will be open from around 4:30 to 7:00.

Saturday evening Kembrew will host a lecture at Centennial Hall at 7:00. Admission is free and the presentation will include clips from short films and music videos as well as a question and answer session.


Hope you can make it to one or both of these events exploring intellectual property rights. We’re an information age and the discussion of who owns an idea and for how long is becoming increasingly relevant not only to filmmakers and artists but to everyone from farmers to doctors to engineers.