Monthly Archives: November 2016

ABA amicus in Lee v. Tam

The ABA’s amicus in Lee v. Tam in favor of neither party is largely strong (though I don’t agree with everything therein) but does contain one argument that is unworthy of the ABA’s trademark experts: The theory that otherwise valid marks become … Continue reading

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Jaszi festschrift, Panel 1 – Traditional Knowledge

Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Toward a Festschrift for Peter A. Jaszi Boatema Boateng, “Tradition” and the Production of the Other in Intellectual Property Law Jaszi’s questioning of received wisdom of copyright law is a key influence.  How different … Continue reading

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Jaszi festschrift, Panel 1 – Traditional Knowledge

Intellectual Property and the Public Interest: Toward a Festschrift for Peter A. Jaszi Boatema Boateng, “Tradition” and the Production of the Other in Intellectual Property Law Jaszi’s questioning of received wisdom of copyright law is a key influence.  How different … Continue reading

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Peter Jaszi lecture, Confessions of a recovering auteurist

This was a lecture given in honor of Prof. Jaszi’s retirement from teaching, before a festschrift for his work. New Librarian of Congress said that she’d have the CO serve the interests of authors—assumption that authors are ©’s beneficiaries.  Metaphor … Continue reading

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Unclear on the concept? publisher boilerplate + CC license

I can read these sentences in a way that makes them consistent … but not easily. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2eKKCrH

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Reading list: Free Innovation by Eric von Hippel

E von Hippel, 2017. Free Innovation. Cambridge MA: MIT Press Abstract:      In this book I integrate new theory and new research findings into the framework of a “free innovation paradigm.” Free innovation involves innovations developed and given away by consumers … Continue reading

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Tamicus: IP profs’ amicus brief in Lee v. Tam with Christine Farley

Hot off the presses.  Read it here.  Thanks to all who commented and signed on. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2fYVmhY

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