Monday, June 02, 2008

call for papers a2k

As a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (IJCLP), I am delighted to let you know that the Information Society Project of Yale Law School and the IJCLP have just announced their fifth interdisciplinary writing competition and call for papers in conjunction with the A2K3 conference taking place on September 8-10, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Students, scholars, policy-makers, technologists, activists, and industry representatives are invited to submit papers on access to knowledge (A2K) and communications law and policy for publication by the IJCLP. Submissions must be received by June 30th 2008.

Panel topics for this year’s conference include:

• The Development Agenda at WIPO
• A2K and Human Rights
• A2K and Global Trade
• Research and Capacity-Building for A2K
• Prize Mechanisms for Innovation
• Copyright Exceptions and Limitations
• Media and Communication Rights
• Open Business Models
• Technologies for Access

All submissions should be written in English and submitted in .doc, .rtf, .odt, or .pdf format. Submissions should conform to academic citation standards, be no longer than 15,000 words, and must include an abstract no longer than 250 words. Submissions should be e-mailed simultaneously to Simone Francesco Bonetti, chief editor of the IJCLP (; Lea Shaver, director of the Access to Knowledge Program of the Yale ISP ( and Shay David, Co-Founder and CTO of Kaltura (

We very much look forward to your intriguing submissions.