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2023 Conference: Creative Content and New Technologies

Date: 20-21 November 2023

Venue: Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand

APCA is delighted to partner with the Faculty of Social Science, Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) and School of Law, Sripatum University (SPU Law) for its 2023 Annual Conference which will be held 20-21 November 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of the conference is “Creative Content and New Technologies”, and as such this conference aims to cover a wide range of topics relating to how the law needs to be reformed in order to deal with content created by or with the aid of new technology in the 21st century.

Key Details

Dates: 20-21 November 2023 at the Faculty of Social Science, Srinakharinwirot University (with a welcome dinner on 19 November 2023).

Theme: Creative Content and New Technologies 

Format: The conference will be an in-person conference with an online Zoom option.

Keynote Speaker: The conference features Prof. Peter K. Yu, Regents Professor of Law and Communication, Director of Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University. 

Abstracts Due: 6 October 2023. Acceptance of abstracts will be on a rolling basis so don’t wait until the deadline! 

Call for Abstracts

Papers and presentations are expected to discuss how new technology would transform the way people make or develop creative content and how law and regulations would deal with such phenomena. The topic includes the use of evolving forms of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning software and how these new technologies give effect to different kinds of creative content such as text, song, movie, photos, and data-mining. For example, papers and presentations may explore how generative AI learns and creates and what it means for existing copyright material, but also consider the way that humanity could learn, teach, or adapt utilising such technology and the implications for legal rights and benefit to society. The conference will also accept papers exploring challenges to established copyright doctrines such as idea-expression dichotomy, fact-expression dichotomy, fair use and first-sale, moral rights, as well as the meanings of familiar concepts that include “authorship”, “transformative use” and “the right of communication to the public”.

APCA invites submissions of papers for the conference (apcaconference2023@gmail.com). Please submit an abstract of your proposed presentation (max. 200 words) by 6 October 2023, including the author’s name, title and affiliation. Acceptance of abstracts will be on a rolling basis so don’t wait until the deadline!

Scholars of all levels of experience are invited to submit proposals. We will strive to achieve diversity of representation across the Asian Pacific in the selection process. Participants may eventually submit papers to be published in a 2024 special conference issue of Computers & Law, The Journal for the Australian and New Zealand Societies of Computers and the Law.


Details of the conference and submission of abstracts are available at https://www.spu.ac.th/law/apca-conference2023/  and we hope to see you in Bangkok, Thailand!

Professor Natalie Stoianoff (President, APCA)  and  Assistant Professor Chongnang Wiputhanupong (Conference Convenor, SPU Law)