Book Launch ’Copy this Book’
Saturday, October 27, 16:00

How do you create an original expression? That’s not simply an artistic question, it’s a legal question. In an audio-visual performance, Eric Schrijver will show artistic creation as it happens in from the perspective of the law, charting exactly the threshold of originality, where ideas become expressions; and, on the other hand, where incidental reproduction and abstract inspiration become infringements of the rights of others.


Onomatopee 165 / Cabinet project
Copy this Book
an artist’s guide to copyright

This book is an artist’s guide to copyright, written for makers.  Both practical and critical, this book will guide you through the concepts underlying copyright and how they apply in your practice.

How do you get copyright? For what work? And for how long? How does copyright move across mediums, and how can you go about integrating the work of others? Because they get copyright too! 
Copy this Bookwill detail the concepts of authorship and original creation that underlie our legal system. This way, it will equip you with the conceptual keys to participate in the debate on intellectual property today.

This sharp and useful book shines a light on the rights of all artists to protect—and share—their work. Eric Schrijver has produced an essential guide for navigating the new Commons and the old laws of copyright control.

Ellen Lupton, curator and critic

Design: Loraine Furter, Eric Schrijver
Editor: Loraine Furter
Legal Editor: Julien Cabay
Copy Editor: Eleanor Ivory Weber
Feedback: Sam Donvil, Séverine Dusollier, Maxime Lambrecht, David Le Simple, Freek Lomme, Ellen Lupton, Josh Plough, Antonio Roberts, Stéphanie Vilayphiou

Made possible in part by Creative Industries Fund NL






Copy this Book
Onomatopee 165

Eric Schrijver

Price: € 17,00    In (Re)print

ISBN 978-94-91677-93-9
140 x 195mm / 5,5 x 7,7 inches

192 pages, 32 illustrations


© Onomatopee 2011