Join the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 16 for “Free Culture: Creating Copyright and Copyrighting Creation,” a lively discussion of copyright and the arts. UO alum and entertainment lawyer Peter Shaver will talk with Portland-based electropop trio YACHT, and will engage the audience in a real-time redraft of copyright law. We’ll also enjoy great local food and great drinks from local brewery New Old Lompoc.
This event is co-sponsored by the UO Portland Library and Learning Commons and UO Academic Affairs. It’s part of a larger series of summer events around themes of creativity, sustainability, and urban culture. To learn more about the series, please visit http://pdx.uoregon.edu/ind
I became familiar with attorney Peter Shaver through my old coworker, friend & all around awesome PDX rocker Todd Morrissey when I really needed help working out the licensing for Tammytown. He was so delightfully un-lawerly and very helpful. And, after working in a law library with big fancy shmancy expensive lawyers who couldn't give a crap about the intellectual property issues of us small time artists, I was very impressed. I tihnk he's the best thing going in Portland for musicians, filmmakers, and most artists in our area.
Also, YACHT is AWESOME!!!