The inaugural Conference on Intellectual Property (CIP) will
be held on
at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, and will include keynote addresses by Laura M. Quilter, M.L.S., J.D. and painter Joy Garnett.
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
March 6th, 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. For more information, please see the conference website at www.iona.edu/cip.
Laura Quilter is an attorney and researcher in technology
and information law and policy. Laura's research and practice particularly
focuses on the rights of information users, including consumers, libraries,
creators, and scientists, and she regularly speaks and writes on these matters.
She earned her law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law,
Painter Joy Garnett appropriates news and documentary
photographs from newspapers, internet and other media, and re-invents them as
paintings. Her work mines the tensions between the open-ended narratives of
art, and ubiquitous media representations of real-life events. Ms. Garnett's
work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, including
the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC, the National Academy of Sciences in
Washington, D.C., and the Witte Zaal in Ghent, Belgium, and reproduced in numerous
publications, from Harper's to Cabinet magazine. In 2004, she was awarded a grant by the
Anonymous Was a Woman foundation, and she currently serves as Arts Editor for
Cultural Politics, a refereed journal published by Berg in