Workshop 2009 – Programme

First Annual ISHTIP Workshop

The Construction of Immateriality

Practices of Appropriation and the Genealogy of Intellectual Property

Università Bocconi, Milan Italy
26-27 June 2009

The ISHTIP 2009 Workshop has been organised with the kind support of Angelo Sraffa Department of Law and of ASK Research Centre of Bocconi University, Milan.

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Friday 26 June

  • 9:45: Opening Remarks (Gustavo Ghidini, Università degli Studi di Milano and LUISS Guido Carli, Roma)
  • 10:00-13:00: Morning session (chair: Gustavo Ghidini)
    • Michael Birnhack (Tel Aviv University), “Hebrew Authors and English Copyright Law in Mandate Palestine”
    • Friedeman Kawohl (Bournemouth University) “Copyright History as a Means to Justify Current Positions on Copyright Politics”
    • Jaime Stapleton (Birkbeck College, University ofLondon) “The Immaterial Image: Creative, Legal and Economic Theory 1435-1607”
  • 14:30-18:00 Afternoon session (chair: Fiona MacMillan, Birkbeck College, University of London)
    • Martin Kretschmer and Sukhpreet Singh (Bournemouth University) “The Paradox of Television Formats: Why pay forsomething that is free?”
    • Emanuela Arezzo (Luiss Guido Carli, Roma) “Towards a New Definition of Technology andtowards a Broader Definition of the TermInvention?”
    • Alain Pottage (LSE) and Brad Sherman (Universityof Queensland) “Reproducing Nature”

Saturday, 27 June

  • 9:30-13:00: Morning session (chair: Peter Jaszi, American University)

  • 14:30-16:00: Afternoon session (chair: Dan Burk, University of California, Irvine)
    • Mario Biagioli (Harvard University) “Nature and the Commons: The Vegetable Roots of Intellectual Property”
    • Rosemary J. Coombe and Andrew Herman (York University, Toronto) “Theories of Authorship, Ownership and Value in Networked Sociality”
  • 16:00: Concluding remarks by Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge) and Martha Woodmansee (Case Western Reserve University)


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