[Air-L] Call for papers GikII VI

Mathias Klang klang at ituniv.se
Fri Feb 18 08:02:47 PST 2011

*GikII VI, **FREedom, openness & piracy?***

26-28 June 2011

IT University


*Call for papers*

Is GikII a discussion of popular culture through the lens of law -- or 
is it about technology law, spiced with popular culture? For five years 
and counting, GikII has been a vessel for the leading edge of debate 
about law, technology and culture, charting a course through the murky 
waters of our societal uses and abuses of technology.

For 2011, this ship full of seriously playful lawyers will enter for the 
first time the cold waters of the north (well, further north than 
Scotland) and enter that land of paradoxes: Sweden. Seen by outsiders as 
well-organised suicidal Bergman-watching conformists, but also the 
country that brought you Freedom of Information, ABBA, the Swedish chef, 
The Pirate Bay and (sort of...) Julian Assange. We offer fine weather, 
the summer solstice and a fair reception at the friendly harbour of 

So come one, come all... Clean your screens, look into the harder discs 
of your virtual and real lives, and present your peers with your ideas 
on the meaning of our augmented lives. Confuse us with questions, dazzle 
us with legal arguments, and impress us with your GikIIness. If you have 
a paper on (for example) regulation of Technology & Futurama, soft law 
in World of Warcraft, censoring social media & Confucius, the creative 
role of piracy on latter day punk or plagiarism among the ancient 
Egyptians -- We are the audience for you (for a taste of past 
presentations see http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/gikii/).

*Application process*

Please send an abstract not exceeding 500 words to Professor Lilian 
Edwards (Lilian.Edwards at strath.ac.uk) or Dr Mathias Klang 
(klang at ituniv.se). The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2011. We 
will try to have them approved and confirmed as soon as possible so that 
you can organise the necessary travel and accommodation.


As with previous years, GikII is free of charge, and therefore there are 
limited spaces available, so please make sure you submit your paper 
early. Priority is always given to speakers, but there are some limited 
spaces available for students and non-speakers. Registration will be 
open shortly at http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc/gikii/

Mathias Klang, LL.M., Ph.D.
University of Göteborg
University of Borås

Phone: +46 (0) 31 786 55 63 Mobile: +46 705 43 22 13 http://twitter.com/klang67
http://digital-rights.net  http://techrisk.se  http://creativecommons.se

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