The final two sessions of IPSC offered more of the same enthusiastic debate and intellectual challenges that highlighted the earlier sessions. I attended the Exhaustion and License room because of the promise of ebook discussions and LOLcats. I was not disappointed. Professor Boone’s presentation on the “Virtual Property and Copyright” was an excellent exploration copyright […]
What better way to start the morning than with some Trademark and Copyright Theory? Creativity was a major theme of this fifth session – creativity of authorship, interest in property, and creative scholarship. Professor Lipton and Professor Tehranian presented “Derivative Works 2.0” and used crowdsourcing as a case study of derivative works. At one point […]
Session 3’s International and Human Rights discussion was fascinating. The discussions featured innovative approaches to interpreting international human rights by using IP as a framework. Professor Long’s discussion of “The Continuation of the Geographic Boundaries of Empire in the New Digital Order” was absorbing. Have we carried over the “civilizing” message of property power from […]
Session 2 began with an energetic presentation by Professor McKenna and Professor Lemley. The professors presented “Undefined Markets in IP Cases” to a standing room only crowd and created an engrossing discussion. The paper is not completed, so ideas were being thrown around the comfortably-close IP Theory room. This spirited tempo carried through the session […]
The morning began with an open, familial feeling. The IP Theory room was packed and the crowd was ready for discussion. People were addressing each other by first name and were willing to make a joke or two on the path to presenting their ideas. Maybe this excited atmosphere was a direct result of Professor […]
Check back Thursday for live updates from the 11th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, hosted by DePaul University College of Law.