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Oct. 26, 2004

UI Professor Mcleod Speaks About London's Sound Scene Nov. 1

Kembrew McLeod, a University of Iowa communications studies professor, will present his insights on the London sound scene in a talk entitled "Mash-ups, Bootlegs and the London Sound Collage Scene" Monday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1 p.m., in the International Center Lounge.

McLeod will will speak about his research in London, where he shot footage for a documentary he is co-producing entitled, "Copyright Criminals: This is a Sampling Sport."  The event, part of the International Mondays Lecture Series, is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

McLeod's interviews with London sound collage artists are featured not only in the documentary on copyrights but also in his upcoming book "Freedom of Expression: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity," to be published by Doubleday/Random House in 2005.

Besides being a professor in the UI Communication Studies Department, McLeod is a journalist and artist and has written two books on intellectual property law and culture. Presently, he is working on a documentary on intellectual property law and in the past has written music and cultural criticism for publications such as "Rolling Stone," "Spin," "The Village Voice" and "In These Times."

For more information on this lecture or International Mondays, contact Buffy Quintero, International Programs outreach coordinator, at 319-335-0345.

The International Mondays series is sponsored by UI International Programs and the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization and presents discussions with individuals who have had international experiences. The lectures are usually from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday in the International Center Lounge or other locations on campus throughout the academic year with the exception of holidays and breaks.

UI International Programs consists of a number of offices, centers, degree programs, academic programs, research projects and services. Organized under the associate provost for academic programs and dean of international programs, these units serve to further internationalize the campus and the community and promote global scholarship, research and teaching.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Lois Gray, 319-335-2026,; Program: Buffy Quintero, 319-335-0345; Writer: Po Li Loo