Call For Papers
2015 Nova Southeastern University, Nova Law Review Symposium on
New Media and Old Metaphors
Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, in conjunction with the Nova Law Review and NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society (“SELS”) seek submissions for the 2015 annual Nova Law Symposium February 12–13, 2015. The focus of the conference is to provide an interdisciplinary review of issues involving business and industry responses to the transformative impact of new media on traditional entertainment and media, including journalism, sports, film, broadcast, gaming, music, and similar areas.
The two-day conference will feature an academic symposium on Thursday, February 12th sponsored by the Nova Law Review and a practice-oriented workshop hosted by SELS on Friday, February 13th. Thursday evening will feature a hosted event showcasing Southern Florida’s thriving arts, entertainment, and sports community.
Social media, new distribution models, wearable electronics, Internet-of-Things electronics, sharable 3D print programs, and other technological changes require artists, industry, courts, and legislatures to rethink the ways laws once designed for daily print newspapers and burlesque houses apply in the modern age.
The symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, consultants, and students to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues of law, policy and economic enterprise. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged. Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics relating to the theme, which may include such topics these:
First Amendment and Defamation
• Fiftieth anniversary of Times v. Sullivan
• Brown v. EMA – First Amendment protection for video games
• Journalistic accuracy and social media
• Collisions between Supreme Court expansion of both privacy and free speech
• Shield laws and the concept of professional journalist
• Libel tourism and its global implications
• Anti-SLAPP laws and new proposals
• Wearable tech – augmenting entertainment, invading privacy, or something entirely different
3D printing and shared production files
• Internet of Things and communicating, interactive objects
• Tracking and behavioral advertising
• Google glasses and outdoor video games
• Litigation and third party liability
• New laws, old laws, and the role of regulation
Copyright at the Crossroads
• ABC, Inc. v. Aereo and the next step in cutting the cable cord
• Transformative use from Cariou v. Prince to Campbell v. Acuff Rose
• Digitization, collections, libraries, and fair use
• Proposals for the next great copyright act
• Testamentary rights as a first step toward forward-and-delete
• Access to information as human rights policy
Artists, Creators, Athletes and Actors
• Unionization of student athletes
Changes to collective bargaining for other student workers, independent artists, and content creators
• Copyright termination and fights over pre-1978 work for hire contracts
• International trade, treaties, and traffic
• Net neutrality and content distribution
• Ethics for client management and protecting clients from their own management
• Sponsorships, embedded advertising, and the blurred lines between content and promotion
Submissions & Important Dates:
– Please submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
– Submission Deadline for Abstracts: October 1, 2014 * The Abstracts submission deadline will likely be extended to October 15, 2014. Please inquire with Dean Jon Garon’s assistant at the email provided below.
– Submission Deadline for First Draft of Manuscripts: January 15, 2015
– Submission Deadline for Completed Articles: February 1, 2015
– Symposium Date: February 12, 2015
Law Review Published Article: The Nova Law Review will review, edit, and publish papers from the symposium in the 2015 spring symposium issue. Papers are invited from scholars and practitioners across all disciplines related to the program. Please submit a title and abstract (of 500–1000 words) or draft paper for works in progress. Abstracts or drafts should be submitted by October 1, 2014. Submissions may be accepted on a rolling basis after that time until all speaking positions are filled.
Presentations (without publication) based on Abstracts: For speakers interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, please submit an abstract of the proposed presentation. Abstracts should be submitted by October 1, 2014. Submissions may be accepted on a rolling basis after that time until all speaking positions are filled.