Key Note Speaker: Professor James L Wood San Diego State University
Call for Papers Issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property are increasingly affecting the future development of higher education and the delivery of teaching programmes. Tensions continue to emerge between the needs of learning communities for easy access to knowledge and information and competing developments in technology, law and finance. Changes in the structure, staffing and delivery of higher education are inevitably taking place as a consequence. The project aims to provide a forum in which the issues can be examined, the tensions explored, and members from all contexts can share insights and perspectives on the possible ways forward.
Papers, reports, presentations, and workshops are invited on any of the following key themes: * the history of copyright and intellectual property * definitions of copyright and intellectual property * the language of copyright and intellectual property * who owns what? And when? And for how long? * the contexts in which copyright and intellectual property apply * creativity and ownership * copyright, intellectual property and distance learning * copyright, intellectual property and new technologies * the challenges on online academic publishing (eBooks, eJournals, etc) and the sharing of research necessary to writing books and articles * copyright, intellectual property and the law * copyright, intellectual property and financial issues * policies, directives and agreements * international agreements and treaties * the work of organisations and associations * future trends in copyright and intellectual property development
Papers will be considered on related themes. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 27th June 2003. Full draft papers should be submitted by Friday 19th September 2003.
300 word abstracts should be submitted to both the Organising Joint Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
The conference is sponsored by Inter-Disciplinary.Net, BRG, and Learning Solutions as part of the 'At the Interface' programme of Higher Education projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.
All papers accepted for and presented at this conference will be published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume. The project is also to be supported by an e-mail discussion group and ISSN e-journal.
For further details and information please see our website.
Dr Rob Fisher
c/o Learning Solutions
149B Wroslyn Road
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
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