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SC&P podcasts include Copyright Chat, a podcast dedicated to discussing important copyright matters. Sara Benson converses with experts from across the globe to engage the public with rights issues relevant to their daily lives.
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Benson: Copyright Chat is a podcast dedicated to discussing important copyright matters. Host, Sara Benson, the Copyright Librarian from the University of Illinois, converses with experts from across the globe to engage the public with rights issues that are relevant to their daily lives.
Welcome to Copyright Chat. We have Nina Paley with us today in studio. Nina Paley is an American cartoonist and animator. She directed the animated feature film, Sita Sings the Blues. Because of obstacles in clearing the sync rights for the music recordings in Sita Sings the Blues, Paley took an active part in the free culture movement. She is an artist-in-residence at the QuestionCopyright.org nonprofit organization. In 2012, she was a special guest in the international conference CopyCamp in Warsaw, and she won the Public Knowledge Organization’s IP3 award in 2010 for her work in intellectual property. Welcome.
Paley: Thank you.
Benson: And great to have you here, and you are living in balmy Urbana.
Paley: It’s balmy now. It’s like 33 degrees today.
Benson: I know. This is balmy. It was negative 12 the other day. So welcome, and you have a really interesting story because you didn’t come into copyright the same way I did, from a fascination with copyright laws and all that. Why don’t you tell us how it came to be that you became a copyright advocate?
Paley: Well, I had always believed in copyright as a young person drawing things. When my stuff first got published, any well-meaning older person would tell me about how important copyright is and how valuable my intellectual property is and how I must protect it. Intellectual property, Intellectual property. And it was very exciting to think that I was making property. Some val
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