CFP: First Interdisciplinary Research Workshop on Free Culture

Submissions are due April 26. This track should make iSummit 2008 the most exciting so far. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Studies on the use and growth of open/free licensing models;
  • Critical analyses of the role of Creative Commons or similar models in promoting a free culture;
  • Building innovative technical, legal or business solutions and interfaces between the sharing economy and the commercial economy;
  • Modelling incentives, innovation and community dynamics in open collaborative peer production and in related social networks;
  • Economic models for the sustainability of Commons-based production;
  • Successes and failures of open licensing;
  • Analyses of policies, court rulings or industry moves that influence the future of Free Culture;
  • Regional studies of Free Culture;
  • Lessons from implementations of open/free licensing and distribution models for specific communities;
  • Definitions of openness and freedom for different media types, users and communities;
  • Broader sociopolitical, legal and cultural implications of Free Culture initiatives and peer production practices.

The iSummit overall will be the most diverse yet. Submissions for other tracks are due April 18, more info here.

Previously: commons-research list announced.