Friday, 23 August 2013

CopyCamp calls for papers

From Paweł Stankiewicz comes the exciting news that there is a call for speakers at CopyCamp 2013 – an international conference devoted to the subject of copyright, which will be held in Warsaw, Poland. He explains:
"This year, we will talk about copyright in the context of international legislation, we will analyze the copyright system from the perspective of researchers – anthropologists, sociologists and economists. We are interested in the language of the international debate on copyright and communication within this debate. What is more, we aim at discussing practical and innovative solutions for the creative sector as a step on the path to working out a copyright system that would be satisfactory to all involved parties [does "all" include creators, performers, owners, lawyers ... or are the involved parties only those who are involved in gaining access? ].

The special guest of the conference will be Eben Moglen, professor of Law and Legal History at the Columbia University in New York, the founder and chairman of the Software Freedom Law Center, the long-time legal counsel to The Free Software Foundation and co-creator (together with Richard Stallman) of the GNU GPL licence. 
Everyone who is interested in the subject of copyright and would like to express their opinion can submit a presentation proposal by 27 August [which is only a few days away]. The presentation summary of max. 1800 characters should be submitted to On the basis of the proposal summary, the appointed jury will select about 20 speakers of this year's CopyCamp. 
Please note: your presentation should not exceed 10 minutes. Please find more information at:

CopyCamp is part of the Future of Copyright project financed by Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe. Co-organizer of the conference: Coalition for Open Education. Partners of the conference: Association of Authors ZAiKS and Google".
This blogger hopes that there will be a good balance of interests represented among the papers accepted for this appealing event -- otherwise it will be a bit like the Walrus and the Carpenter's dialogue with the oysters.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

the Walrus and the Carpenter's dialogue or indeed the Hargreaves report on copyright