CALL FOR PAPERS 2005
The Global Flow of Information: A Conference on Law, Culture and Political Economy
The Yale Law School Information Society Project (ISP), The Yale Journal of Law & Technology (YJoLT) and the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (IJCLP) are pleased to announce their second interdisciplinary writing competition and a call for papers in conjunction with The Global Flow of Information Conference taking place on April 1-3, 2005 at Yale Law School. We invite students, scholars, policy makers, activists and practitioners to submit papers for the writing competition and/or for publication by YJoLT/IJCLP.
Patterns of information flow are one of the most important factors shaping globalization. Today individuals, groups, countries, and international organizations are trying to promote and control the flow of different kinds of information across national borders - information ranging from intellectual property and scientific research to political discourse, brand names and cultural symbols. And digitally networked environments subject information to ever new methods of distribution and manipulation. Fights over information flow are going to help define who holds power in the global information economy.
The groundbreaking conference on Global Flows of Information, will explore these emerging patterns of information flow, and their political, economic, social, and cultural consequences. We will be looking at the following key questions in six different contexts:
Can the flow of information across borders be controlled? If so, how?
Whose interests are going to be affected by flows of information across borders?
Who will be empowered and who will lose influence and authority?
What role can or should law play in securing freedoms, rights, and democratic accountability as individuals, groups, and nations struggle over control of information flows?
What lessons can we learn about how to regulate information flow from past experience with other kinds of flow across borders- for example, flows of goods, services, people, and capital?
For a full conference description, questions to be considered during the conference, list of speakers, schedule, and resources, please visit the Yale ISP web site (web address provided at the bottom of this page).
Submissions for the writing competition must be received by noon EST, February 15, 2005. The author of the best paper, as well as two runners-up will be invited to present their work at a panel during the conference. The author of the winning paper will receive coverage of his/her travel to and accommodations at Yale University for the conference. Selected papers will be announced by March 1st, 2005. The authors of the award-winning papers will automatically be invited to publish their work in special Fall 2005 volumes of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology (http://yjolt.org) and the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (http://www.ijclp.org) devoted to the conference topic.
Submissions for publication must be received by noon EST, May 1st, 2005. The selection committee, composed of the editorial boards of YJoLT and IJCLP, will review and consider all submissions for publication in the special Fall Volume 2005 of the journals, including submissions for the writing competition. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 1st, 2005. The journals reserve the right to decide which journal will publish which work, based on the journals' respective audiences and editorial expertise.
All submissions should be written in English in .doc or .pdf format. They should conform to academic citation standards, be no longer than 25,000 words, and include an abstract of up to 250 words. Submissions should be e-mailed simultaneously to Simone Bonetti (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Boris Rotenberg (email@example.com), lead editors IJCLP; as well as to Lawrence Cogswell (firstname.lastname@example.org), Editor-in-Chief, YJoLT. Inquiries may be addressed to any of the above.
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