ISHTIP Workshop 2010 – programme

Second Annual ISHTIP Workshop

Geographies of Intellectual Property

American University, Washington, D.C.
24-25 September 2010

Live webcast of the event available here

>> Programme <<

Friday, Sept. 24

  • 8:45: Opening Remarks by Peter Jaszi (American University)
  • Panel 1 9:00 – 12:00: The Movement of Ideas and Information
    • Will Slauter (Université Paris 8-Saint Denis), “How News Becomes Property”
      • Comments: Eva Subotnik (Columbia University)
    • Katie Scott (The Courtauld Institute of Art, London), “Mapping Plagiarism in a Regime of Privilege”
      • Comments: Jessica Silbey (Suffolk University).
    • Orly Lobel (University of San Diego), “Innovation’s Edge: Talent Wants to be Free and Flowing”
      • Comments: David Lametti (McGill University).
  • Lunch 12:15-1:30
  • Panel 2 1:30 – 6:00: Cartography of the Intangible. Metaphors of Space, Place and Property in the Genealogy of Intellectual Property LawMichael Carroll (American University), Chair
    • Maurizio Borghi & Stavroula Karapapa (Brunel University, West London), “Invisible Geographies: Copyright and the Unexplored Land of Non-Display Uses”
      • Comments: Abraham Drassinower (University of Toronto).
    • Simon Stern (University of Toronto), “From Author’s Right to Property Right”
      • Comments: Ronan Deazley (University of Glasgow).
    • Zac Zimmer (Cornell University), “Commons: Copyleft as Training Ground”
      • Comments: Adrian Johns (University of Chicago).
    • Jeongoh Kim (Vanderbilt University), “Cultural Geographies of Intellectual Property: Turnpikes and Copyrights”
      • Comments: Peter Decherney (University of Pennsylvania).
  • Cocktails 6:30-7:30

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Panel 3 9:00 – 12:00: Preserving Local IdentityLuca Molà (Warwick University), Chair
    • Debora Halbert (University of Hawaii, Manoa), “Exporting Authenticity: The Construction of National Cultural Identity”
      • Comments: Johanna Gibson (Queen Mary, University of London).
    • Dwijen Rangnekar (Warwick University), “Re-Making Place: The Social Construction of a Geographical Indication for Feni”
      • Comments: Rosemary Coombe (York University).
    • Marc Perlman (Brown University), “Should There Be Property Rights in Folklore? Surveying the Intellectual Landscape of the Debate”
      • Comments: Wendy Gordon (Boston University).
  • Lunch 12:15 – 1:30
  • Panel 4 1:30 – 5:00: Geographical Processes in the Histories of Intellectual Property
    • Sara Bannerman (Australian National University, Canberra), “‘We are all developing countries’:  Canada and International Copyright History”
      • Comments: Oren Bracha (University of Texas).
    • Matthias Wießner (Universität Leipzig), “The German Democratic Republic (GDR) and the International Copyright Regime”
      • Comments: Christophe Geiger (CEIPI, University of Strasbourg).
    • Doris Estelle Long (John Marshall Law School, Chicago), “The Continuation of the Geographic Boundaries of Empire in the New Digital Order”
      • Comments: Eva Hemmungs Wirtén (Uppsala University).
    • 5:00: Concluding remarks by Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge) and Martha Woodmansee (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Banquet 6:00 – 9:00

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