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From: Arlene Luck <aluck@law.usc.edu>
Date: Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 5:57 PM
Subject: [IJoC] Open Call for Papers—"Piracy Cultures"
To: aluck@law.usc.edu


Dear IJoC Readers,

+++OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS ON "PIRACY CULTURES" +++

An International Journal of Communication Special Section on “Piracy
Cultures” to be published in 2011.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2011.

Manuel Castells, IJoC Editor
Gustavo Cardoso, Guest Editor

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What are “Piracy Cultures”? Usually, we look at media consumption
starting from a media industry definition. We look at TV, radio, newspapers,
games, Internet, and media contents in general, all departing from the idea
that the access to those is made through the payment of a license fee,
subscription, or simply because it’s either paid or available for free
(being supported by advertisement). That is, we look at contents and the way
people interact with them within a given system of thought that sees
contents and their distribution channels as the product of relationships
between media companies, organizations, and individuals—effectively, a
commercial relationship of a contractual kind with rights and obligations.

But what if, for a moment, we turn our attention to the empirical evidence
found not just in Asia, Africa, and South America, but also all over Europe
and North America? All over the world, we are witnessing a growing number of
people building media relationships outside of those institutionalized sets
of rules.

We do not intend to discuss whether we are dealing with legal or illegal
practices; our launching point for this call for papers is that, when a very
significant number of the population is building its mediation through
alternative channels of obtaining content, such a movement should be studied
in order to deepen our knowledge of media cultures. Because we need a title
to characterize those cultures in their diversity, but at the same time in
their commonplaceness, we propose to call it “Piracy Cultures.”

By addressing the dimension of Piracy Cultures, we hope to increase our
understanding of the practices and cultural drives (both individual and
collective—national cultures, generational cultures, etc.) of fruition and
consumption of media (cinema, TV series, music, etc.) under what is labeled,
by both law and managerial cultures, as piracy.

Our aim is to give new insights into to how those current practices might
evolve toward new institutionalized market practices and a changed
perception of the law, or might remain as counter-cultural movements,
although shared by large portions of the population.

We look forward to your submissions to this Special Issue!

Manuel Castells and Gustavo Cardoso

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PAPER SUBMISSIONS

The online submission deadline for papers is March 31, 2011. Please indicate
on your cover page that the paper is intended for the Special “Piracy
Cultures” Issue. Authors are advised to consult the journal's guidelines
for authors before submitting their paper.

Authors, submit your papers now at http://ijoc.org. ; Also, please see the
Author Guidelines for detailed guidelines to format your paper.

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ABOUT THE GUEST EDITORS

Gustavo Cardoso is Professor of Media, Technology and Socity at the
Sociology Department of ISCTE, Lisbon University Institute (Portugal). He
also works with the Department of Communications and Performance Studies at
the University of Milan, IN3 (Internet Interdisciplinary Institute) in
Barcelona and ICT&S at Salzburg University. During the last few years, he
has been a member of both the World Internet Project (WIP) at USC Annenberg
and the European CPST networks ("The Impact of the Internet in Mass Media,"
"Broadband Society," and "Tranforming Audiences, Transforming Societies").
Gustavo Cardoso is OBS Editor and Book Review Editor at IJoC.

Manuel Castells is University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair
Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the Annenberg School of
Communication, University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is also
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Internet Interdisciplinary
Institute at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) in Barcelona, as well as
Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Professor Emeritus of City and Regional
Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where he taught for 24
years. Manuel Castells is Editor of IJoC.

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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION (IJoC)

The International Journal of Communication (IJoC) is an online, multi-media,
academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review and
engages established and emerging scholars from anywhere in the world. IJoC
is an interdisciplinary journal that, while centered in communication, is
open and welcoming to contributions from the many disciplines and approaches
that meet at the crossroads that is communication study.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Gustavo Cardoso
gustavo.cardoso@iscte.pt
Lisbon Internet and Networks Institute, ISCTE, Av.ª das Forças Armadas,
1649-026 Lisboa–Portugal
Phone: (+351) 217 941 404
www.lini-research.org

Arlene Luck
aluck@law.usc.edu
IJoC Managing Editor
Annenberg Press
University of Southern California
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International Journal of Communication
USC Annenberg Press
http://ijoc.org/

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