2021 CCCC IP Annual: Call for Contributions, due March 1, 2022

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Karen Lunsford

Oct 18, 2021, 2:21:50 PM10/18/21
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Hi folks,  Here's the first call for contributions to the CCCC IP Annual!  I wanted to run it by y'all first before I circulated it more broadly.  If you already know of a topic that you'd like to cover for this year, please do send me an email at klun...@writing.ucsb.edu
If you have further suggestions for the list of potential topics, please share them. 

I'm looking forward to hearing from you,
Karen Lunsford, UCSB


Hi everyone, 

I am writing to invite you to contribute an article to the 2021 CCCC Intellectual Property Annual. If you are interested in contributing, please email me at klun...@writing.ucsb.edu so that I can coordinate entries. 

As you may know, the CCCC Intellectual Property Caucus sponsors an annual that reviews the Top Intellectual Property Developments of each year. Most articles are ~2,000-5,000 words, and they inform teacher-scholars about current IP issues. The annual is posted to the CCCC website, and it is archived by the eScholarship library. Please refer to the latest issue for examples, https://cccc.ncte.org/cccc/committees/ip/2019-2020-developments 

Several potential topics/trends for 2021 are listed below, and you are encouraged to focus on specific examples. You are also very welcome to propose a topic. Contributions will be due March 1, 2022, and the annual will appear in June 2022. Again, please email me about the topic(s) you would like to cover so that I can coordinate the contributions. 

In addition, if you have published an article, book, or digital scholarship regarding IP this past year, please send me the citation information and a brief abstract (150 words) to be included in a list of publications.

With thanks, Karen Lunsford


Artificial Intelligence and IP --  use of AI in enforcement, status of AI-developed products, etc. 

Challenges to Work-for-Hire -- e.g., Horror Inc. v. Miller, a Second Circuit Court case in which Victor Miller argued that his screenplay for Friday the 13th was done as an independent contractor rather than as work for hire.

Counterfeit Covid-19 Products -- violation of patents, impact on education, response to counterfeits, etc. 

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service -- legal model for allowing emergency access to copyrighted, digital materials; future plans

Music Artists versus Politicians using their music in political settings (e.g. Eddy Grant versus Donald Trump over the use of “Electric Avenue”) 

Sci-Hub versus Many Lawsuits in 2021 -- its status and future

Transformative Open Access Contracts, a.k.a. “Read and Publish” contracts (e.g., with Elsevier, Wiley, Cambridge University Press, etc.)  Many possible angles/topics here. 

Plagiarism at the Voice of America, https://www.voanews.com/a/usa_voa-launches-internal-review-plagiarism-complaints/6206356.html 

Weaponization of Copyright (many examples in 2021) -- using ambient music to prevent videos from being posted; claiming copyright in academic materials to disrupt courses

Note-- the West Liberty University plagiarism case is already taken

Karen Lunsford, PhD
Associate Professor of Writing
Director, PhD Emphasis in Writing Studies
Writing Program, 3432 South Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara 93106-3010
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Gainer, Kim

Oct 19, 2021, 7:34:33 AM10/19/21
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I’d like to work with this topic: Weaponization of Copyright (many examples in 2021) -- using ambient music to prevent videos from being posted; claiming copyright in academic materials to disrupt courses.

Kim Gainer

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Karen Lunsford

Oct 19, 2021, 12:02:04 PM10/19/21
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Perfect, Kim!  Let's stay in touch about which examples you choose.   Best, Karen


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