PCA/ACA

Copyright and Intellectual Property

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Call for papers: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

With the rise of the digital era and the technological maelstrom that spawned it, the nature of recorded communication has shifted drastically, putting industrial-strength copying and distribution tools in the hands of consumers. This shift highlights the changing relationships between consumers, producers, artists, and business. The Copyright and Intellectual Property area seeks to foster an interdisciplinary discussion about the tumultuous cultural battle raging over how we understand the production and distribution of knowledge. We seek to include presentations both scholarly and practical.

Possible topics could include:

– The Oatmeal and Internet Copyfighting – Recent copyright and IP legislation – Ideologies and philosophies of intellectual property – The decline of the public domain – Creative Commons and Fair Use in the public sphere – Digital Rights Management and the battle over control – Libraries and archives in the digital age – Apple’s “walled garden” philosophy vs. Android’s marketplace – Creativity and copyright in the digital age – Copyright in Popular Culture – WIPO and other international issues regarding intellectual property – Patent law, miracle drugs, and the morality of third-world patent enforcement

Please send all inquires to the area chair:

Please send all inquires to: Brendan Riley Columbia College Chicago briley@colum.edu

2020 Conference Dates and Deadlines

 

August 1, 2019                 Submission Page Goes Live
October 1, 2019               Early Bird Registration Rate Opens
November 1, 2019           Deadline for Paper Proposals and Endowment  Grants
December 1, 2019           Early Bird Registration Rate Ends
January 1, 2020               Regular Registration Rate Ends
January 2, 2020               Late Registration Rate Begins
January 15, 2020             Brigman and Jones Awards Deadline
January 20, 2020             Preliminary Schedule Available
February 1, 2020             Presenter Registration Deadline – participants who have not registered are removed from the program.

February 2, 2020              Registration ends for presenters at midnight.
April 15-18, 2020              National Conference

All presenters must be current, paid members of the PCA and fully  registered for the conference.


Refund requests must be submitted in writing. Full or partial refunds will be processed according to the following schedule:
Requested by Jan. 1: 100% refund
Requested by Jan. 15: 75% refund
Requested by Jan. 25: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 1: 25% refund
After Feb. 1: 0% refund

Membership fees are not refundable.

Area chairs

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