• 1.Piracy Project Workshop

    An introductory meeting bringing together research teams from Bolivia, Brazil, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the U.S.

    Date
    Location
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Program
    Intellectual Property, Markets, and Cultural Flows
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Public Seminar: Impact of IP Laws on Indonesian Traditional Arts

    For two weeks in July 2005, a group of international and Indonesian researchers, lawyers, and activists versed in IP, arts, and cultural policy, met with other relevant actors to discuss the complexities and challenges associated with the protection of traditional arts. The trip was intended to 1) prompt greater discussion of these issues within Indonesia, especially among communities of artists whose work is most affected by the new law, and 2) help support and build connections among the small number of research and policy actors who bring critical perspectives to bear on the intersection of intellectual property, cultural policy, traditional arts, and trade. The trip concluded with a public seminar in Jakarta on July 29, 2005, and the release of a declaration on "The Impact of Intellectual Property Laws on Indonesian Traditional Arts" by the group.

    Date
    Location
    Hotel Atlet Century, Jakarta, Indonesia
    Program
    The 'Propertization' of Traditional Arts in Indonesia
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.Summer Seminar: Intellectual Property in Comparative Perspective

    This seminar was intended to build stronger cross-disciplinary and transnational expertise on intellectual property (IP) issues, especially in relation to cultural production and technological change. The goal was to foster better understanding of the relationships between law, the politics of IP governance, and the social processes underlying innovation and creativity. Discussions paid particular attention to the transnational and national aspects of the debate over "protection" and "misuse," in recognition of the central place of this tension in current policy debates; in the organization of cultural creativity, education, and scientific innovation; and in the fabric of everyday cultural life. The seminar was an inaugural effort of the Center for Media & Communications Studies at Central European University (CEU) and the product of collaboration among several institutions: the CEU, the Social Science Research Council, the Department of Culture and Communications at New York University, the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research in London, the Cardozo School of Law, and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Funding was provided by the Knowledge, Creativity, and Freedom Program of the Ford Foundation, by Ford regional offices in Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico, and by the Open Society Institute.

    Date
    Location
    Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
    Program
    Intellectual Property, Markets, and Cultural Flows
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.Intellectual Property Workshop

    In Fall 2003, the Intellectual Property, Markets, and Cultural Flows program held its inaugural workshop, bringing together some thirty researchers, advocates, and experts on issues of intellectual property.

    Date
    Program
    Intellectual Property, Markets, and Cultural Flows
    Meetings & Events