Larisa Mann on Decolonizing Copyright: Jamaican Street Dances and Globally Networked Technology

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Jamaican music-making practices present an interesting case study in the relationship between culture, copyright law, technology and power. In this talk Larisa Mann — a DJ, journalist, and student of Berkeley Law School’s Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program — shows how the street dance, the explosively creative heart of Jamaican musical practice, suggests several ways that technology can help or hinder people currently excluded from formal systems of power.

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  1. christian gierdewn

    March 31, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

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    link needs to be fixed.
    add the number “640″ after “mann” that way it will work.

  2. djones

    March 31, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

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    Thanks!

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