2009 IP/Gender: Female Fan Culture and Intellectual Property


April 24, 2009



9:00 Welcoming Remarks and Keynote Address (Webcast)

  • Ann Shalleck, Washington College of Law
  • Rebecca Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center
9:45 Is There a Text in This Work? Transformation Beyond the Written Word (Webcast)
Moderator: Francesca Coppa, Muhlenberg College
Commentator: Ann Bartow, University of South Carolina School of Law

  • Casey Fiesler, Vanderbilt University Law School
    Paper Dolls: Role-Playing, Gender, and Pretending Without A License
  • Melissa L. Tatum, University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law
    Does Gender Influence Attitude Toward Copyright in the Filk Community?
  • Tisha Turk, University of Minnesota, Morris
    Transformative Narrations: Fan-made Videos and Fair Use
11:45 Lunch
1:00 New Forms of Organizing: Women Reinterpret the Legal, the Educational and the Political (Webcast)
Moderator: Ann Shalleck, Washington College of Law

  • Jordan Gilbertson, University of La Verne College of Law
    We Will Not Be Ignored –  Integrating Fan Created Works Into the Traditional Copyright Classroom
  • Karen Hellekson, Transformative Works and Cultures
    Intellectual Property, Transformation, and Academic Journals
  • Laura Murray, Queen’s University, Ontario
    Boys and Their Toys? On the Gender Dynamics of Copyright Activism in Canada
2:45 Cui Bono? Economic Contexts (Webcast)
Moderator: Peter Jaszi, Washington College of Law

  • Kristina Busse, Independent Scholar
    Original Genius and Transformative Repetition
  • Abigail De Kosnik,UC Berkeley, Berkeley Center for New Media
    Bound by “Free”: Female Fan Labor and the Copyright Compromise
  • Zahr Said Stauffer, University of Virginia School of Law
    Taking the ‘Grrr’ out of ‘Grrrl’: Strategically Gendered Marketing in Cathy’s Book
4:15  Closing Remarks: Peter Jaszi, Washington College of Law