Access to Knowledge – Geneva

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School (Yale ISP) and the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy (IJCLP) are pleased to announce their fifth interdisciplinary writing competition and call for papers in conjunction with the Third Access to Knowledge (A2K3) Conference taking place on September 8-10, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland.We invite students, scholars, policy-makers, technologists, activists, and industry representatives to submit papers on access to knowledge (A2K) and communications law and policy for publication by the IJCLP. Submissions must be received by July 24th, 2008, to be considered for the A2K3 writing competition.The authors of the selected papers will be invited to publish their work in a special volume of the International Journal of Communications Law and Policy, in memoriam of former IJCLP lead editor Boris Rotenberg.

This year’s writing competition will feature an award sponsored by Kaltura. The Kaltura Prize will be granted to the author of the best submission on a topic relating to digital media remix, open-source business models, collaborative production, democratic culture, or related themes which speak to the identity of Kaltura as the world’s first open-source video platform. The Kaltura Prize will include a cash stipend of $1,000 and funding for travel to and accommodations in Geneva to accept the award at the A2K3 conference.