Copyright and Intellectual Property

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Call for papers: 

Copyright and Intellectual Property Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association 2021: Boston Marriott Copley Place: Boston, MA, June 2-5, 202.

As our day-to-day lives depend more and more on creating “content,” the arcane and often misunderstood rules of Copyright and Intellectual Property have an outsize—yet mostly invisible—affect on us. 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 welcome presentations both scholarly and practical that explore the philosophy of copyright, the nuance of copyright enforcement, and the practicalities of living in a world where everything we make becomes intellectual property.

Possible topics could include but are not limited to: - Case studies of recent copyright decisions - Copyright and IP legislation - Politics and Copyright - 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 - Creativity and copyright in the digital age - Copyright in Popular Culture - International issues regarding intellectual property

Submission information: Please submit your 200-word abstract using the PCA web submission form at pcaaca.org by 1 November 2020. You must be a current, paid member to submit to the conference.

Competitive travel grants are available – check the website for details and deadlines.

More information on the conference can be found on the PCA website: http://pcaaca.org/national-conference/

Email questions to Brendan Riley, Area Chair briley@colum.edu

2021 Conference Dates and Deadlines

12-Aug-20 Submission Page Goes Live
12-Oct-20 Early Bird Registration Begins
16-Nov-20 Deadline for Proposals and Endowment Grant Applications
31-Dec-20 Early Bird Registration Ends
01-Jan-21 Regular Registration Begins
31-Jan-21 Regular Registration Ends
01-Feb-21 Late Registration Begins
01-Feb-21  Preliminary Schedule Available
28-Feb-21 Presenter Late Registration Ends at 11:59 pm: Non-registrants Dropped from Program
01-Mar-21 Non-presenter Registration Continues Through the Conference

June 2-5, 2021 

National Conference in Boston


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. 31: 100% refund
Requested by Feb 7: 75% refund
Requested by Feb 14: 50% refund
Requested by Feb. 21: 25% refund
After Feb. 28: 0% refund

Membership fees are non-refundable.