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When Negativland released its U2 EP, Island dragged the band and its label, SST, into a lengthy lawsuit, claiming that the jacket art, a giant “U” and “2” with a spy plane superimposed over them, was “consumer fraud,” and that the sampling constituted copyright infringement. The ‘landers maintain they did nothing wrong, that their activities were protected under the fair-use clause in the U.S. Copyright Act. Negativland’s Mark Hosler will be speaking tonight at “Fair Use: Artists or Outlaws?” about corporate media control, fair-use laws, and intellectual property. In addition, he will show a new Negativland video and conduct a sing-along. See if Hosler has found what he’s looking for at 7:30 p.m. at District of Columbia Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. $2. (202) 462-7833. (MM)