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4 Apr 2014, 3:04 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Remedies and EnforcementModerator: Mitchell Zimmerman, Fenwick & West LLPTo copyright maximalists, the entire population of the world seems to be Holmes’ bad man.Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier FoundationBroad agreement on need to fix, even if we don’t agree how. Statutory damages are out of whack with reality/real harm.  Other kinds of harms and how we punish them: if you shoplift 6 CDs or 4 DVDs in MA, your fine is $250.  If you evade a subway fare in NYC,… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 1:00 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
David Nelson Memorial Keynote LectureIntroduction by Andrew E. Monach, Morrison & Foerster LLPLawrence Lessig, Harvard UniversityAaron Swartz: How will you ever solve the problem of laws that choke creativity with a government that’s so corrupt. Lessig said that wasn’t his field; he did internet/copyright policy. Swartz: But as a citizen, is it your field? There is a flaw at the core of our democracy.  We have to change the bovine quality of our reaction to this flaw. We have to… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 12:03 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Quasi-Copyright ReformsModerator: Hank Barry, Sidley AustinRebecca Tushnet, Georgetown Law SchoolI’m going to talk about managing the interface between copyright and several other rights—in the very first panel of the conference, Wendy Gordon reminded us that various doctrines channel some claims to copyright and others to patent.  I’m going to briefly cover both quasi-copyright rights and their interaction with copyright and also what I’ll call marketing value IP rights… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 11:30 am by Paul Caron
The 17th Annual Critical Tax Theory Conference kicks off today at Baltimore: Critical tax scholars ask why the tax laws are the way they are and what impact tax laws have on historically disempowered groups, such as people of color; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals; low-income and poor... [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 10:34 am by Kathleen Vail
As school districts and states across the country gear up to face potential school voucher litigation, lawyers from Louisiana and Arizona offered advice and lessons learned to members of NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) on Friday during the second day of the 2014 School Law Seminar in New Orleans. Robert Hammonds of Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, of Baton Rouge, La., and Christopher Thomas, with Arizona School Boards Association, were the featured speakers at the Friday morning… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 10:30 am by Paul Caron
The Valparaiso University Law Review hosts a symposium today Money in Politics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, which includes a tax panel: Snapshot of the Problem: A Taxing Analysis of the IRS Controversy: Philip Hackney (LSU), Should the IRS Never “Target” Taxpayers? An Examination of the IRS Tea... [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 10:20 am by Rebecca Tushnet
Reforms Affecting Schools, Libraries, Archives, and MuseumsModerator: Tom Hemnes, GTC Law Group LLP & AffiliatesRuth Okediji, University of Minnesota Law SchoolSchools don’t play a central role in the last Copyright Act; the next shouldn’t take the same piecemeal/dismissive approach.  Schools and students are changing, and digital tech is a big part of that.  In the current Act, there are disconnected pieces—face to face teaching, TEACH Act (miserable failure),… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 6:41 am by Darlene
So if you couldn’t attend, listen here: http://media.wcl.american.edu/Mediasite/Play/60090ad2894d411fa52d53cb79b7b0771 Here is the schedule of speakers: 8:15am: Welcome and Introduction Billie Jo Kaufman, Assoc Dean for Library and Information Services Michele Pistone, Villanova University School of Law, Visiting Professor American University Washington College of Law: “Why Law Schools Need to Change” 8:45am—Flipping the Law School Classroom William Slomanson, Thomas… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 6:13 am by Joetta Sack-Min
Welcome to New Orleans! The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is thrilled to be back in the Crescent City for its 74th Annual Conference, held April 5 to 7. The conference will draw more than 7,000 attendees, exhibitors, and guests representing nearly 1,400 school districts. This conference will feature distinguished speakers as well as hundreds of workshops, presentations, and other events that will help you develop your leadership skills, boost student learning, and improve your school… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 4:06 am by Michael Froomkin
We Robot 2014 is happening today and tomorrow. We have a great lineup of papers, all of which you can download and read from our Program page. There you can also see our schedule, and follow along on the livestream or via our own proprietary live video feed. Everything will be broadcast except the demos, which take place in different rooms. The papers seem strong this year, so there’s plenty to read and think about. I co-authored a paper this year on “self-defense against… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 1:35 am by legalinformatics
A panel entitled Lawmaking in the Open is scheduled to be held in Washington, DC, 4 April 2014. The event is hosted by the Congressional Data Coalition and sponsored by the R Street Institute and CREW. Here is a description of the event: Two decades ago Congress began publishing on the Internet, revolutionizing public access to legislative information. While the technology we use has evolved since the 90s, Congress has not always kept up. In the meantime, public-minded entrepreneurs have used… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 1:09 am by legalinformatics
A symposium entitled From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers, will be held on 4 April 2014 at Brooklyn Law School. Click here for livestream video of the event. The Twitter hashtag for the event is #brooklawgeek Click here for the conference program. Here are the titles of the scheduled panels and talks: American and European Approaches to Experiential Legal Education: Training the Next Generation of Entrepreneurial Lawyers Lightning Talks and Demos Crowdsourcing the… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 12:54 am by legalinformatics
A panel entitled Crowdsourcing the Law: Collaborative Legal Platforms, will be held at a symposium, From Bleak House to Geek House: Evolving Law for Entrepreneurial Lawyers, being held 4 April 2014 at Brooklyn Law School. Click here for livestream video of the event. Here is the description of the panel: Startups challenging the increasingly complicated nature of legal practice explain how tools that tap into the power of collaboration and the crowd can improve the practice. Moderator Phil Weiss,… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 12:35 am by Paul Caron
LegalED hosts its first conference today on Igniting Law Teaching! (webcast): The conference theme – Igniting Law Teaching – responds to the calls for reform of legal education. This theme was selected so that we could create a forum for professors experimenting with cutting edge technologies and techniques in law... [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 9:15 pm by Kathleen Vail
Two lawyers from the Obama administration answered questions from Council of School Attorneys (COSA) members at the opening general session Thursday of the 2014 School Law Seminar in New Orleans. The meeting is held in conjunction with NSBA’s Annual Conference. Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education Catherine Lhamon and Anurima Bhargava, chief of the educational opportunities section, Civil Rights Division, at the U.S. Department of Justice, took questions… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 5:03 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Exception & Limitation ReformsModerator: Andrew Gass, Latham & WatkinsJessica Litman, University of Michigan Law SchoolSaying that the most important reason for copyright is to encourage readers etc. to experience works of authorship might suggest that readers etc. have interests the law should pay attention to, and that’s controversial, though it shouldn’t be. Owners have concluded that attention to readers would limit their rights.  Thus we’ve heard “there are… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 3:31 pm by Ezra Rosser
The AALS Section on Poverty Law will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting the Working Poor Phenomenon. In collaboration with the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, the Section seeks papers for publication and presentation.  The deadline for submissions is August 8, 2014. See this link for additional information: AALS Poverty Section Call for Papers 2015 Program. [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 3:18 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Music Industry Specific ReformsModerator: Lydia Loren, Lewis & Clark Law SchoolRube Goldberg-like design of rules, antitrust degrees, licenses, etc.: reform is hardest to contemplate, but most desperately needed.  So we need some ideas. Gary Greenstein, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & RosatiWhat do music people want? Artists complain they aren’t collecting enough; not getting enough from labels. Labels are concerned with illegal alternatives, fair rates. Publishers/songwriters: losing… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 12:50 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Secondary Liability and Safe HarborsModerator: Andrew Bridges, Fenwick & West LLPShira Perlmutter, USPTO§512 was intensively negotiated and complex; intended to be a very careful balancing act, so carefully balanced that the participants would’ve told you that every small twig was important to the entire edifice.  Protection against monetary remedies for those ISPs who acted responsibly.  Initially controversial, but did begin to function as alternative to litigation, and… [read post]
3 Apr 2014, 11:03 am by Rebecca Tushnet
Exclusive Rights and InfringementModerator: Kristen McCallion, Fish & RichardsonGerard Lewis, ComcastCourts have enshrined various business models—is that a good model going forward?  Public performance: relatively new right. History of figuring out whether communication to the public was a public performance.  Move of radio and then TV from foreground experience to background/pervasive. Change in technological limitations—innovation to improve the experience. Court… [read post]