Category: Musings

  • Join the Legal Sci-Fi and Fantasy Book Club

    Today is the anniversary of the first airing of Doctor Who, one of my favorite shows. On this day I am launching a new book club for legal professionals of all sorts (not just lawyers, mind you) to read and discuss books of a Sci-Fi and/or Fantasy nature. As an initial selection, let’s read and […]

  • Quoted in article on Star Wars counterfeit toys

    I was quoted in this great article by Carol Pinchefsky on Star Wars counterfeit toys: http://www.syfy.com/syfywire/geek-collectors-under-attack-by-toy-counterfeiters-for-decades Enjoy!

  • Time flies

    Since my last post, another Towel Day has come and gone. I’ve been enjoying the new Dirk Gently TV series, but will admit to being behind in my viewing. New episodes are taping, and I’ve still not seen the last season’s finale. <it’s next.> Sad times for a Douglas Adams fan, but also happy that […]

  • Twittering Away

    I’ve been busy with the new job, and enjoying all the challenges life has to bring, so I have not posted here in a while. I’d certainly planned to, but something always came up. I have been more active on Twitter than anywhere else, posting links to interesting articles. I also was jazzed to be […]

  • New adventure

    I’ve recently switched law firms, so my contact information has changed. I’m very happy to be with Ladas & Parry LLP as part of their Chicago office. The firm has been around for over 100 years, and has a strong international presence. Here’s the link to my firm bio. I’m excited to be part of […]

  • The Internet Defense League is Forming

    It is with some interest that I am watching the development of a movement to better mobilize the Internet (like those who defeated SOPA and PIPA) – the Internet Defense League. I’ve signed up as a member myself, but I have currently declined to let them use my blog as a place to display alerts […]

  • Thoughts on Viacom v. Google

    The Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit finally ruled on April 5, 2012 in the appeal of the Viacom v. Google (YouTube) case, Case Numbers 10-3270, 10-3342. The underlying court case from the Southern District of New York, decided June 23, 2010, was discussed during the talk I gave to IICLE. In that case, […]

  • SOPA and other @Cyberlaw Links

    The news this week has been dominated by discussions of the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, that had congressional hearings this week. I really liked the following discussions of SOPA: Why I Oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)/E-PARASITES Act Eric Goldman has a great summary of the bill and its problems. Well recommended […]

  • TWiL 136 and @cyberlaw Links

    I was pleased to be asked back on This Week in Law, Episode 136. Denise Howell, Jay Monahan of Zynga.com, and Matt Macari of The Verge were the other panelists. It was a lot of fun! Thanks again, Denise, for having me back.   Also, for those who may be interested, here is the link […]

  • Copyright Basics webinar and @cyberlaw Links

    For those of you who are interested, I’ll be presenting as part of my firm’s IP Webinar series on October 5, 2011 at 12 CDT on Copyright Basics.  It will be a lot of fun, and hopefully a good learning experience for all.  Since it’s a webinar, be prepared to ask your general copyright questions […]