GikII VI, Göteborg, Sweden 2011
Freedom, openness & piracy?
26-28 June 2011
Call for Papers
Is GikII a discussion of popular culture through the lens of law – or is it about technology law, spiced with popular culture? For five years and counting, GikII has been a vessel for the leading edge of debate about law, technology and culture, charting a course through the murky waters of our societal uses and abuses of technology.
For 2011, this ship full of seriously playful lawyers will enter for the first time the cold waters of the north (well, further north than Scotland) and enter that land of paradoxes: Sweden. Seen by outsiders as well-organised suicidal Bergman-watching conformists, but also the country that brought you Freedom of Information, ABBA, the Swedish chef, The Pirate Bay and (sort of…) Julian Assange. We offer fine weather, the summer solstice and a fair reception at the friendly harbour of Göteborg.
So come one, come all… Clean your screens, look into the harder discs of your virtual and real lives, and present your peers with your ideas on the meaning of our augmented lives. Confuse us with questions, dazzle us with legal arguments, and impress us with your GikIIness. If you have a paper on (for example) regulation of Technology & Futurama, soft law in World of Warcraft, censoring social media & Confucius, the creative role of piracy on latter day punk or plagiarism among the ancient Egyptians – We are the audience for you (for a taste of past presentations see the Programme section).
Please send an abstract not exceeding 500 words to Professor Lilian Edwards (Lilian.Edwards@strath.ac.uk) or Dr Mathias Klang (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for submissions is 15 April 2011. We will try to have them approved and confirmed as soon as possible so that you can organise the necessary travel and accommodation.
As with previous years, GikII is free of charge, and therefore there are
limited spaces available, so please make sure you submit your paper early.
Priority is always given to speakers, but there are some limited spaces available for students and non-speakers. Registration is open through Eventbrite.
Gikii VI will be held in collaboration with IT University – a hub for collaboration, research and education within the ICT area. The conference will be held in the “Steve Jobs” room on the second floor.
GikII VI Schedule
Monday 27 June:
09:00 – 09:45 Registration
10:00 – 11:15 My Favourite Game: Copyright, Contract and Kids
Mathias Klang: Mashing YouTube – copyright just ain’t copyright no more
James Griffin: An EULA! An EULA! My copyright kingdom for an EULA!
Andrea M. Matwyshyn: Digital Childhood
11:30 – 13:00 Open Your Eyes
Ray Corrigan: A case study in overcoming cultural agoraphobia
Johan Söderberg: Hardware Hackers
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:40 Paranoid Androids: Robots, Zombies, Bots
Lilian Edwards: Robbie the Robot goes (W)rong: Who Pays?
Miranda Mowbray: Cheeky Tweeter, Tell me What’s Wrong
Anna Ronkainen: Zombies and Legal Personhood
15:40 – 16:00 Tea
16:00 – 17.30 A Man After Teatime
Clive D.W. Feather: What time is it?
Andres Guadamuz: The Quantum Thief: Negotiating privacy in the hyper-connected world
19:30 Conference Dinner
Tuesday 28 June
10:00 – 11:30 Does Your Mother Know? Privacy and Interception
11:45 – 13:00 Fernando: Internet Porn and Pseudonymous Speech
Fabio Andre Silva Reis: Regulating to Block Access to Child Pornography on the Internet: A multiple-case study
Andrew Adams: Virtual Child Pornography and Related Matters
13:00 Lunch & End Conference