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Submissions/Phenomenon Rights- A New Intellectual Property

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.
Title of the submission
Phenomenon Rights - A New Intellectual Property
Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Deepto Moitra
E-mail address
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Is it too much to ask for a new intellectual property altogether? "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." As a student of entrepreneurship and legal studies, I am constantly reading about new innovation that can be protected by intellectual property rights. Hence, I was skeptical of the term "social entrepreneurship" at first, because of the lack of innovation that could be protected by such rights. However after studying intellectual property law, I realized I should try to solve this knowledge gap rather than play any sort of blame game. Thus, why not create a whole new intellectual property (IP) right for social entrepreneurs to benefit from? Hence, the concept of "phenomenon rights" was created.

In this presentation, we shall explore the possibility of this new realm of IP rights together. First we'll review the current four IP rights propounded by Thomas Jefferson himself. Next we'll explore the details and characteristics of "phenomenon rights". Then we shall explore its actual feasibility as well as why it should be implemented. Finally we'll conclude with Q&A which will be more in the form of an open discussion session regarding this concept.

WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education
Length of presentation/talk
15 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Maybe. I am currently based in Philadelphia.
Slides or further information (optional)
(To be submitted later)
Special request as to time of presentations
(Please let me know when it is, if this is at all selected! Thank you.)

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