BSLW 1159 Law, Ethics & The Arts (Spring: 3 )
We examine from a legal, philosophical, and ethical viewpoint, the conditions of social peace and stability that liberate the artist (performing or visual) to make art, how this protects the artist against repression or censorship on political/religious/moral grounds, and how law protects creations against theft, adulteration, and forgery. We visit intellectual and cultural property law cases and entertainment industry contracts to study the business of the arts. Without a legal system, and the body of nascent law we call ethics, there could be nothing comparable to the sophistication, diversity and prosperity that art and artists presently enjoy.
Instructor(s): Megan Carroll
Last Updated: 14-Feb-14