Female fan culture and intellectual property

I’m delighted to say that I’ll be presenting at the the Sixth Annual IP/Gender Conference, “Female Fan Culture and Intellectual Property,” held in collaboration with American University’s Center for Social Media, at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC. The conference runs Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24. More information about the conference is available here.

My topic is “Intellectual Property, Transformation, and Academic Journals,” and I’ll be talking about how Transformative Works and Cultures deals with intellectual property in terms of the copyright the journal uses and the way the journal handles things like embedded videos, screenshots, and photographs. TWC bucks many established trends in the publishing industry, from our insistence on open access to our Web-only presentation, and I’ll be talking about why that is important and interesting—not only for access in the field of media studies, but also as a way to shake off the print-first mind-set so prevalent in the publishing industry.

Registration information is available here.

The evening of April 23 begins the conference, with a showing of multimedia works by conference attendees. On April 24, there will be a full day of presentations and discussions. Here is the listing of those presenting:

Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina | Francesca Coppa, Muhlenberg College | Casey Fiesler, Vanderbilt University | Melissa Tatum, University of Arizona | Robert Spoo, University of Tulsa |Tisha Turk, University of Minnesota | Ann Shalleck, Washington College of Law | Laura Murray, Queen’s University | Jordan Gilbertson, University of La Verne, College of Law| Karen Hellekson, Transformative Works and Cultures | Peter Jaszi, Washington College of Law | Kristina Busse, University of South Alabama | Abigail De Kosnik, University of California, Berkeley | Zahr Said Stauffer, University of Virginia School of Law

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