CICL 2019

Playing to Win: Property, Technology, and the Creative Future.

University of Nevada, USA (3-4 May 2019)

The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will host the 11th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law (CICL) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 3-4, 2019.

Launched in 2008, CICL is jointly organized by the University of Turku Faculty of Law (Finland), the University of Eastern Finland Law School, the University of Louisville School of Law (USA), Michigan State University College of Law (USA), Texas A&M University School of Law (USA), the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the University of Szeged (Hungary), and IPR University Center (Finland).

Each year, CICL brings together top scholars exploring issues in intellectual property law, communications law, and issues related to the intersection of the two. The annual CICL conference has been held at leading institutions around the world, and new attendees this year will join an already well-established community:

Call for papers

This year’s theme is Playing to Win: Property, Technology, and the Creative Future.

Possible sub-themes include, but are not limited to: What is the role of law in ensuring that creative and technological advances will serve the public interest? How do we address technologies that threaten harm to human rights, civil rights, personal privacy, or social well- being? When does intellectual property law encourage innovation, and when does it have the opposite effect? What happens when incentives collide, pitting one interest group against another? How does the law address technologies that know no borders? What are the roles of creators, educators, critics, and policy-makers in helping us to navigate these challenges?

In keeping with this broad umbrella, we invite papers on a wide variety of topics exploring legal issues pertaining to intellectual property, communications, and related areas.

Please submit your abstract to Abstracts will be reviewed by the CICL consortium on a rolling basis.

For fullest consideration, please submit your abstract by March 18, 2019.