From: Bernadette Marie White <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Subject: APRIL 30th @ 12:15 pm :Screening and Discussion of "Partners in Crime" with Filmmaker Paromitra Vohra, Bechtel International Center
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Center for South Asia Presents
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION OF
PARTNERS IN CRIME WITH FILMMAKER PAROMITA VOHRA
APRIL 30th 2012 12:15 – 2:00 PM
BECHTEL INTERNATIONAL CENTER
Is piracy organized crime or class struggle? Are alternative artists who want to hold rights over their art and go it alone in the market, visionaries or nutcases? Is the fine line between plagiarism and inspiration a cop-out a whole other way of looking at the fluid nature of authorship? Who owns a song – the person who made it or the person who paid for it? When more than three fourths of those with an Internet connection download all sorts of material for free, are they living out a brand new cultural freedom – or are they criminals?Full of wicked irony, great music and thorny questions, Partners in Crime explores the grey horizons of copyright and culture during times when technology is changing the contours of the market.