IP for Creative Upstarts

Date(s) of Conference:

November 9-10, 2012


Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan


This conference considers how law and policy can nurture diverse creative industries—”Creative Upstarts”—in the U.S. and abroad. “Creative Upstarts” encompass a range of commercial enterprises from independent artists and producers in developed countries to emerging content industries such as Nigeria’s “Nollywood,” Jamaican dancehall, Brazilian tecnobrega music, and Chinese digital publishing. Their interests have been overlooked in recent debates on intellectual property and information policy. This conference seeks to remedy that gap.

Contact Information:

Prof. Sean Pager



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