4th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

4th Annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law

The University of Turku Faculty of Law will host the 4th annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law from May 24-25, 2012.

 How are innovation and expression governed internationally, regionally and domestically? New multi-party agreements such as the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have been concluded. The EU and the US include extensive intellectual property chapters in their bilateral agreements with developing countries. Patent laws are also under reform in Europe and the USA. At the same time, criminal enforcement of intellectual property rights proliferates and the threat of damages may assume the role of a deterrent. Furthermore, the changing political and societal role of social media raises questions related to privacy and more generally the regulation of internet-based expression and communication. The focus of the conference is on such recent and on-going changes.
Keynote speakers: Advocate General Niilo Jääskinen of the European Court of Justice and Professor Fiona Macmillan from the School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London.

The Call for Papers is now Closed.


Registration for CICL 2012 begins at April 18. Please click here to register.
Registration is free for presenters and co-authors. Registration fee for participants is 100 euros. Please provide us with contact information for the invoice. The information should be filled out in the "Send your greetings to the event organizer" section of the registration form. 
Registration includes the conference program and materials.
The Conference is a cooperative effort of the University of Turku Faculty of Law, Drake University Law School, the University of Louisville School of Law, Michigan State University College of Law, Åbo Akademi University and the IPR University Center, Finland.