Event Press Release

Copyart: The Impact Of Copyright On New Media Art Panel Discussion At SFMOMA Features Artist Christian Marclay

Release date: September 24, 2003


What The San Francisco Media Arts Council (SMAC), in conjunction with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) Education Department, will host a panel discussion examining copyright issues from an art perspective. What is the history of appropriated images, objects, and texts? How are artists and their works protected by law? What changes are ahead in intellectual property rights and the economics of new media art? Join a diverse panel of leading artists and art professionals for an insightful discussion of how copyright laws are impacting analog art from a historical perspective.
Who Panelists include Jennifer Gonzalez, assistant professor of art history, University of California, Santa Cruz; Lawrence Lessig, professor of law, Stanford University; Christian Marclay, artist; moderator Linda Jacobson, chief officer of Glass House Studio, LLC; and San Francisco Media Arts Council board member.
When Thursday, October 2, 2003
7:00–9:00 p.m.
Reception to immediately follow in the Schwab Room from 9:00–10:00 p.m.
Where San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street, San Francisco
Admission $15 general; $12 SMAC and SFMOMA museum members, students with ID, and seniors; Seating is limited. Advance reservations are recommended.
For more information, email mediaarts@sfmoma.org or call 415/537-4130.

Media Contacts

  • Robyn Wise, 415.357.4177,
  • Stephanie Knecht, 415.357.4130,
  • Alissa Bushnell, 415.235.9532,


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction,  through 2016, SFMOMA is “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.

Visit sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.