Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
St. Louis, MO
March 31-April 3, 2010
The Communication and Digital Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals for panels and individual papers that explore questions of fair use, appropriation, and intellectual property in a network society.
From the undergraduate classroom to the Supreme Court of the United States, issues of appropriate and inappropriate use of intellectual property have become highly visible matters of legal and cultural concern. How does one distinguish misappropriation from fair use? What has become of a shared public domain in an era of increasingly pervasive claims on proprietary material? What tactical interventions are available to consumer and activist alike in this highly litigious environment?
Possible topics include:
Fair Use and the Academy
Open Archives Initiative
Public Sphere/Public Domain
Parody and Appropriation
Piracy and the "IP Police"
Marx & the Hybrid Economy
Fan vs. Franchise
Submit a 250 word maximum proposal to:
Mark Nunes, Chair
Department of English, Technical Communication, and Media Arts
Southern Polytechnic State University
Marietta, GA 30060-2896
Deadline for Submissions: December 15, 2009
Note: Communication and Digital Culture is a themed area. Submissions off-theme should be submitted to: