About Aymeric Mansoux

Aymeric Mansoux is an artist. He has initiated projects such as: the make art festival, Puredyne GNU/Linux and the FLOSS+Art book. His latest collaboration is Naked on Pluto, a Facebook game that explores centralized black box social networks. He currently works as co-supervisor for the Media Design and Communication Master of the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (NL). He is also a PhD student at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London (UK).

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: the epic tale of copyright in network culture

With the rise of free culture and the reinforcement of intellectual property in the last decade, it is becoming a common practice for artists building upon or sampling existing sources, to check the legal validity of appropriating and merging external material. Using Sergio Leone’s ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I am speculating on the risks of underlying copyright laws that solely reward diligent and respectful legal artistic practices.
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