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Law Speaker to Discuss Music Property Rights

Jan 22, 2010

Keith Aoki, professor of law at the University of California-Davis School of Law, will discuss “Theft! A History of Music” as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series in the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law Moot Court Room on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at 11:30 a.m.

In the lecture, Aoki will discuss the relation between intellectual property and musical creation through different historical periods, from the ancient Greeks through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, the classical era, the antebellum south, Tin Pan Alley, jazz, blues, rock and hip hop.

Aoki sat on the editorial board for the Harvard Environmental Law Review and served on the editorial staff of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He is interested in the intersection of critical theory and the law. His article, “(Intellectual) Property and Sovereignty: Notes toward a Cultural Geography of Authorship,” appeared in the Stanford Law Review.

Aoki received his BFA from Wayne State, his MA from Hunter College, his JD from Harvard Law School and his LL.M. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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