Thursday Thingies

Thinking ahead of cooler autumnal days, mark your calendars for these events and take the typewriters out of the closet, it's essay time!

Events

The Belgian Office for Intellectual Property (OPRI), on 18 September, will organize, in cooperation with WIPO and the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) a half-day seminar, entitled WIPO Services and Initiatives. The half-day event will provide an introduction to WIPO services and initiatives, including the international systems for the protection of IP rights, alternative dispute resolution and infrastructure for the exchange of IP Information. For more information on the event and for registration see here.

This year's edition of CopyCamp will take place on 5-6 October in Warsaw, at the National Film Archive–Audiovisual Institute). The call for speakers has been extended to 7 August. Speakers can submit presentation proposals for one of the following thematic tracks (authors’ social security,the hundred anniversary of the modern Polish copyright and industrial property law and the – accompanying evolution of cultural activities regulated by these laws, EU copyright reform, blockchain perspectives, reuse of heritage archives). For more information on the event, see here.

On 29 November 2018, The Center for IP Understanding in conjunction with Columbia University will hold the second annual IP Awareness Summit (IPAS 2018), an international gathering of stakeholders with a common goal – to make IP more intelligible for all. The summit will focus on IP Literacy in the Digital Age. For additional information and for registration see here.



Call for papers

The Institute for Information Law at the University of Amsterdam opened the first Science Fiction & Information Law Essay Competition welcoming fiction stories that reflect on our possible data-driven future, where data has been firmly established as an economic asset and new, data-driven smart technologies can change the way we live, work, love, think and vote. Essays of up to max. 8000 words in English should be submitted by 15 December 2018. For more information see here.
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The Media Law Review (Rivista di diritto dei media) launched a call for papers aimed to explore the role of online platforms in the information society focusing, on the following topics: copyright and online platforms; GDPR and online platforms; and audiovisual services and online platforms. Papers (max: 45,000 characters) should be submitted by  30 November 2018. For more information see here.

Articles/Masters and Fellowships

Kat Eleonora was featured in the New York Time article Tech Giants Win a Battle Over Copyright Rules in Europe discussing the recent battle in the European Parliament which saw news organisations, broadcasters and music companies up against the tech giants over the copyright reform

The Jagiellonian University of Krakow, the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland organized the unique Joint Master’s Degree Programme in Intellectual Property & New Technologies. The Programme is structured in three semesters (1 October 2018 - 28 February 2020), for more information on the programme see here and here. Apply by 22 August 2018.

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin invites applications from early and advanced researchers for its Internet and Society Fellowship, falling within one of the research programmes: the evolving digital society; data, actors, infrastructures; and learning, knowledge and innovation. For more information on the programme see here.
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