CFP: [General] CFP: Conference on Intellectual Property

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Amy D. Stackhouse
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The inaugural 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 address by Laura M. Quilter, M.L.S., J.D.

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 or Dr. Dean Defino at We look forward to a fruitful and collegial

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