Call for Papers: IAMCR 2018 in Oregon

I’m passing along this request from Loreto Corredoira, a communications and Internet Law professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, about the annual conference for the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). The deadlines are approaching fast (sorry), so act promptly if you’re interested.


We are well on our way in this new year 2018 and the deadline for submitting your paper or panel proposal for IAMCR 2018 is approaching. The ocs system is already open and accepting submissions until January 31st(UTC)

As you probably have realized, IAMCR key dates this year are early since the conference will be sooner than in other years; we will meet in June. All the details are on

Our Section has been especially active these days.  We have been working on a book proposal which has received funding from IAMCR and it’s about The universality of the Right to Communicate. We also invite all of you to reflect on the 70 years of the Univ. Declaration of Human Rights and in particular of Article 19. Thanks to the collaboration of one of our Vice-chairs, Prof. Rodrigo Cetina (Lasell College, Boston) this year we will again co-sponsor another Pre-conference to be held in June 19th, the eve of IAMCR.

We are open to Panel proposals, actually, I have heard of colleagues working on the Right to Own’s image from a comparative point of view, and myself I want to invite people to send me proposals for Reviewing the last 25 years of Internet Law since the launching of the Web. Anybody interested please send abstract directly to loretoc @ before January 28th.

Important notice:

The deadline to submit your proposal for IAMCR 2018 is around the corner – 31 January at 23:59 UTC. Check the CfP of your preferred section or working group and submit via the IAMCR open conference system (The deadline for the announced preConference comes later, on March 16th).

Call  Law Section


Panel Proposal for IAMCR- Oregon – Law Section

Loreto Corredoira

Revisiting 25 years of Internet Law after the Web (1993)

State of the Art

A decade of uncertainty followed the Internet’s inception and in its wake came the first investigative studies of impact followed by political action. The new millennium did not bring a digital disaster as many feared (the Y2K hype), but rather a major threat to content creators and distributors, in the form of digital piracy, counterfeit and fraud. Hence, came legislation governing copyrights for intellectual property (DPI). More recently with the emergence  of Social Networks, “machine learning”, “big data” and the “internet of things”, governments can’t seem to keep pace thought their policies, regulations and laws to protect the privacy, security and even identity of its citizens. Technological innovation in the digital domain is exponential and seemingly at the speed of light. European regulations protecting privacy have become also so restrictive and, at times, even chaotically contradictory threatening extinction to nearly all innovation and equal access to opportunities in the digital society. Extreme forms of regulation suffocates both technological innovations and open access opportunities in the digital society.

Subject can include, among others:

State of Art. 25 years of Internet/Media Law

How can the Internet be regulated? Looking for equity in the Law

  1. Scholars and Academics driving the discussion
  2. Awareness of the public – new participatory paradigm

Internet Policies. Regional and International Organizations Objectives

Back to the basis. Internet and Constitutional Human Rights.

Journalists, Media and Cyberlaw