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In the Spring of 2009, the law school faculty approved the creation of the Tulane Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Culture.

Tulane Law Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Culture 

The mission of the Tulane Law Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Culture is to promote the study, research, teaching and applications to practice of the intersections of intellectual property law with culture and political economy within a comparative, international and local context.

Focus of the Center

The focus of the Center is as follows:

  • Bridging the Gap between theory/research and practice with concrete student-involving projects. This includes the Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Copyright Project (Spring 2011) and the Durationator(r) Experiment (2007-).
  • Addressing Local Problems within a Global Context.  A scholar, a documentary film maker, a musician, an artist—these individuals do not start out thinking that the use of a film clip will require knowledge of treaties or choice-of law-questions, but in the age of the Internet, the local quickly becomes global. We are creating tools and working to understand the problems of users of copyright within a global context.
  • Creating Community.  We also see the Center as a way to bring together our students, adjunct teachers, local attorneys, alumni, IP-focused faculty at other law schools, and members of the IP industries and local cultural communities.  We would like to create a space (both physically and virtually) where myriad voices are drawn to discuss the contemporary issues of the day that relate to the creation and use of culture within a legal context. 
  • Developing International, Comparative and Local Perspectives, because intellectual property is almost always quickly international, comparative and local at this point. Through the work on the Durationator® Experiment, we have begun to create new connections and collaborations worldwide.
  • Interdisciplinary – Culture and Political Economy. Intellectual Property law lives within, influences, and reflects culture within our current political economy.

 
Spring 2011 Speaker Series

We welcome to Tulane Law School the following speakers as part of our Second "Future of Copyright" Speaker Series.

Jane Ginsburg (Columbia Law School)
Kenneth Crews (Columbia University)
Nina Paley (independent film maker)
David Carson (Copyright Office)
Jule Sigall (Microsoft)
Siva Vaidhyanathan (Virginia)

Each of our speakers will also be interviewed for the IP journal.  We are very much looking forward to hosting our speakers!

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