On H-Net's Feeding the Elephant blog, Yelena Kalinsky has published an interesting piece on the impact of virtual and recorded conferences on scholarly communications and intellectual property:
Online Conferences, Intellectual Property, and the Changing Shape of Scholarly Communications
From the conclusion:
"What emerged from the conversation is that much more discussion is necessary about the ways that online conferences and digital platforms are changing how we understand scholarly communications and what that means for copyright protections and fair use going forward. Concerns about the “contentification” of scholarly exchange, gate-keeping, and the corporatization of scholarly societies are balanced with the desire to create robust online communities that serve a more diverse and global membership in more equitable ways."