IP for Creative Upstarts

November 9-10, 2012

Hosted by the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program at the Michigan State University College of Law.

Conference photo stream: http://www.flickr.com//photos/57985318@N08/sets/72157632106032733/show/

This conference considers how law and policy can nurture diverse creative industries—”Creative Upstarts”—in the U.S. and abroad. “Creative Upstarts” encompass a range of commercial enterprises from independent artists and producers in developed countries to emerging content industries such as Nigeria’s “Nollywood,” Jamaican dancehall, Brazilian tecnobrega music, and Chinese digital publishing. Their interests have been overlooked in recent debates on intellectual property and information policy. This conference seeks to remedy that gap.

Read more about this fascinating and important topic at the conference website: http://www.law.msu.edu/creative/

The Michigan State International Law Review will publish papers presented at this conference in our 21.3 issue, which is expected in spring 2013.

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