Presumed Guilty

My new FT column is up. Shakespeare, copyright, Scott Turow and a shadowy group of law professors..  What could be more fun? Ungated version after the jump.  › read more

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Waiting for ‘Waiting for Godot’

What Could Have Been Entering the Public Domain on January 1, 2011? › read more

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 Uncategorized Comments Off

Fantasy & Reality in Intellectual Property Policy

My new column for the FT is up.  It deals with the incredible weakness of the data on which our intellectual property policy proceeds.   Ungated version after the jump

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Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 Uncategorized 2 Comments

CBC Radio Interview on the History of Copyright

Nora Young and the folk at CBC’s Spark have done it again, with a really nicely presented episode that includes a feature on copyright.  Nora interviews me about the history of copyright…  in 5 minutes.

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 Uncategorized Comments Off

EFF Pioneer Award Video

Is here. I appear at 3:25 or so.

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 Uncategorized Comments Off

EFF Party in San Francisco!

On November 8th, Cory Doctorow, John Perry Barlow, and numerous other digital luminaries will be gathering at the Minna Gallery in San Francisco for the EFF’s Pioneer Awards Party.  Cory is going to be the MC and — when not featured on XKCD blogging from a ballon in a red cape and goggles… › read more

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 Uncategorized Comments Off

Net Neutrality Debate

Great hour long radio show on net neutrality from NPR’s The State of Things.  Me, the inimitable Paul Jones of iBiblio, and Ryan Radia of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  Frank Stasio is just a great interviewer.  Listen to it here› read more

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Op Art Comic in todays SF Chronicle

We have a centerfold Op Art comic on “Copyright’s Futures”  in today’s San Francisco Chronicle.  The comic is › read more

Sunday, September 26th, 2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Why I Miss Justice Blackmun…

This isn’t a post about intellectual property or the networked society, so if your interests only run that far, cease reading here.  In the late 80′s and early 90′s refugees were attempting to escape what was, in a decidedly non metaphorical sense, a hellish situation in Haiti.. › read more

Sunday, September 5th, 2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Why We Need a Digital Civil Society

Nitya Rajan interviewed me at Orgcon about why the legislative process malfunctions particularly badly on digital policy, and what the creation of civil society groups could do to fix that.  Video after the jump. › read more

Saturday, September 4th, 2010 Uncategorized Comments Off

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