The inaugural interdisciplinary Conference on Intellectual Property (CIP) will be held on June 12-13th 2009 at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and will include a keynote addresses by Laura M. Quilter, M.L.S., J.D. and painter Joy Garnett. Abstracts and panel proposals are due by February 5, 2009, to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Whether it be the submission of student papers to plagiarism-detecting websites, the marketing of a movie that chronicles the challenges of a windshield wiper inventor, or the latest debates over the application of nonobvious intention, issues involving intellectual property in the academic, economic, legal, and technological fields challenge the very notion of ownership: what we own, how we own, and who may claim ownership. The purpose of this conference is to explore intellectual property, in a cross-disciplinary context, as both a concept and a reality relating to the professional fields whose concerns intersect in understanding its essence and implications.
We invite papers and panels dealing with any and all aspects of intellectual property, from the origins of eighteenth-century literary property debates to the viability and ethics of plagiarism and plagiarism detection, from the economic impact of patents to the technological advances that may make intellectual property obsolete. We especially encourage papers/panels that embrace a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary approach.
CIP papers and/or abstracts will be included in a conference proceedings, and selected essays may be published in a proposed collection for a peer-reviewed press.
Papers/Panel abstracts should be submitted by February 5th, 2009 to Dr. Amy Stackhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Dean Defino at email@example.com. We look forward to a fruitful and collegial experience.
Dr. Amy Stackhouse
32 Hubert Place
New Rochelle, NY 10801
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