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Prefatory Note

The birth of copyleft signified a momentous shift in how intellectual property in the software industry was perceived and managed. It emphasized the importance of balancing the rights of creators with the broader societal benefits of accessible and freely distributable software. Copyleft implies a significant departure from traditional copyright practices by promoting for the unrestricted use, modification, and redistribution of software, provided that the original terms are respected. This approach is pivotal in promoting collaborative development and innovation within the software community. By integrating copyleft provisions, developers can harness legal frameworks to safeguard the freedoms of users and maintain software as a communal resource, contrasting sharply with conventional copyright’s emphasis on exclusive ownership and control. Ultimately, copyleft sought to create a framework where software could contribute to the prosperity and freedom of the public, rather than being solely governed by principles of exclusive ownership and commercial exploitation. Computer and networking technologies have significantly contributed to the evolution of various forms of literary works.[1] For instance, hypertext-linked World Wide Web pages have emerged as a new medium for literary expression. Simultaneously, traditional literary forms such as books, magazines, and pamphlets have undergone transformations in cyberspace. This transformation is facilitated by microprocessors and the internet, which enable users to easily copy, modify, and distribute electronically stored works. Authors now have the capability to share their creations widely using computer technology. Furthermore, these advancements allow co-authors to collaborate seamlessly across great distances. Remarkably, these technologies even make it feasible for strangers to collaboratively create literary and artistic works. Copyleft, Copywrong, Copyright, and future Intellectual Property encompass complex legal terrains within intellectual property law. Copyleft, utilizing copyright law, grants users’ freedoms to use, modify, and distribute works under specified conditions, aiming to maintain these rights through licenses like the GNU General Public License (GPL). Legal challenges arise in enforcing copyleft terms, varying interpretations across jurisdictions, and compatibility issues with proprietary software.[2] On the other hand,‘copywrong’ critiques copyright law for potential restrictions on public domain access and fair use. Copyright itself provides creators with exclusive rights over their works to encourage innovation, though it eventually enters the public domain.



This international webinar explores the intricate interplay of copyleft, copywrong, and copyright within intellectual property frameworks. Delving into diverse facets, it examines how these frameworks influence the protection, sharing, and accessibility of creative works worldwide. By illuminating their impact on innovation, accessibility, and legal landscapes across jurisdictions, the webinar aims to foster a nuanced understanding of their evolving role in shaping the future of intellectual property law.

Call for Papers

The International Webinar on the Spectrum of Copyleft, Copywrong, and Copyright invites participants (Legal professionals, policymakers, scholars, artists, digital creators, educators, and advocates interested in intellectual property rights, digital culture, and innovation.) to engage deeply with the complexities and controversies surrounding intellectual property rights. By examining the spectrum from copyleft to copywrong and traditional copyright, the webinar aims to illuminate paths forward that foster creativity, protect rights, and promote equitable access to knowledge and innovation.

Submission Guidelines

Submitted abstracts must not exceed 150 words, must include a title, and be accompanied by five keywords and final manuscript must be between 5000-8000 words.

Formatting Guidelines

Submitted abstracts must not exceed 150 words, include a title, and be accompanied by five keywords. The final manuscript must be between 4000 and 5000 words. All submissions must follow the 21st Edition of The Bluebook Citation Style. (A Uniform System of Legal Citation) Non-conformity will be a ground for rejection. The font shall be in Times New Roman, size 12 with a line spacing of 1.5. Footnotes shall be in Times New Roman, size 10, with single-line spacing. The selected paper will be published in JSSJLSR-Online Journal – ISSN 2321-4171.

How to Submit

To submit a proposal, please click on

Registration link: https://forms.gle/5pgJApA3FQ8zzFKR6

  • For further inquiries write to asma1189.adv@gmail.com 
  • Date: 10th August 2024
  • Time: 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Mode: Virtual

Submission Deadline

  • Final Draft: 5th August 2024.
  • The decision on selection of the paper will be intimated on 8th August 2024.
  • Submissions are accepted only in electronic form.
  • Submissions must be made in Word format (.doc)/(.docx)
  • The submission must be accompanied by a cover letter stating the title of the manuscript, the name, and details of the author/authors, and the author’s contact details.
  • Co-authorship of a maximum of two persons is allowed.
  • The proper acknowledgment must be given for such use of literature in the article submitted.
  • The submission will be run through anti-plagiarism software and plagiarism in any form will result in rejection of the submission.

Join us as we navigate the intricate terrain of intellectual property law in a globalized digital world. Together, let’s explore innovative solutions and forge pathways towards a more inclusive and sustainable future for creativity and knowledge dissemination.

Chief Patron

Prof. K.S Suresh

Chief Executive

JSS Law College, Autonomous

New Kantharaje Urs Road, Kuvempunagar,

Mysuru, Karnataka, India 570023.


Dr. N. Vanishree


JSS Law College, Autonomous

New Kantharaje Urs Road, Kuvempunagar,

Mysuru, Karnataka, India 570023.

Chief Guest

Prof. (Dr.) Antonio Jorge Pereira Júnior

Professor of the Doctorate Program in Law,

UNIFOR University of Fortaleza

Av. Washington Soares, 1321 – Edson Queiroz, Fortaleza –

CE, 60811-905, Brazil

Guest of Honour

Prof. (Dr.) Daniel Hamilton Fernandes de Lima

Professor of Law,

Faculdade Princesa do Oeste, Crateús, Ceará,

Rua Zacarias Carlos de Melo, 1000, São Vicente,

Crateús-CE, 63700-190- Brazil

 Keynote Speaker

Magoiga Stephen Magoiga

Advocate of High Court of Tanzania & Head of the Intellectual Property department at Untamed Legal Co.

Msasani Peninsula 1040 Haile Selassie Road

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Mr. Jackson Simango Magoge

Coporate Taxation and Investment Law Expert,

Advocate of High Court of Tanzania

Faculty of Law

National Institute of Transport (NIT)

P.O. Box 705 Mabibo Rd., Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Mr. Sayed Qudrat Hashimy

Ph.D. Scholar (Law),

Department of Studies in Law

University of Mysore, India

Contact Information

For inquiries and participation confirmation, please contact the following undersigned:

Organising Secretary

Ms. Asmathunnisa G

Assistant Professor,

JSS Law College, Autonomous

New Kantharaje Urs Road, Kuvempunagar,

Mysuru, Karnataka, India 570023.

Email:  asma1189.adv@gmail.com

Mobile No: +91-7204578694


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