Denise Howell

<p>Denise Howell is an appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer who enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law. For further details please see her <a href="http://www.bagandbaggage.com/practice/">professional background</a> and <a href="http://www.bagandbaggage.com/speaking/">speaking schedule</a>.</p> <p>Denise's career is characterized by her passionate engagement in intellectual property issues, technology, media, and all forms of online communication. She writes one of the first law-related weblogs, <a href="http://bagandbaggage.com/">Bag and Baggage</a> and coined the term "blawg" as shorthand for legal weblog. She hosts <a href="http://twit.tv/twil">this WEEK in LAW</a> on <a href="http://twit.tv/">TWiT,</a> probing the areas where technology and society intersect in ways that present new, unique, or difficult issues under existing and developing law, and has a further audio series at IT Conversations, <a href="http://soundpolicy.net/">Sound Policy</a>. She is a regular columnist for The American Lawyer magazine. Denise is a member of the <a href="http://identitygang.org/">Identity Gang</a>, <a href="http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/projectvrm/Main_Page">Project VRM</a>, a board member of the <a href="http://attentiontrust.org/">Attention Trust</a>, and an advisory board member of <a href="http://lisensa.com/">Lisensa</a>/<a href="http://www.toptensources.com/">Top Ten Media</a> and the <a href="http://lpig.org/">Law and Policy Institutions Guide</a></p>

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Parody By Hindsight?

Parody By Hindsight?

Rex Hammock has a new twist on the fair use principle that says parody can be a defense to infringement (not to mention a powerful attention draw):  tell the world you're a parody if it seems like you really should be — even if that, er, wasn't quite the original intent.  This has legs, I like it!

September 3, 2006 by in Tech Industry

Are Maps mashups patentable?

Are Maps mashups patentable?

Someone asked me today whether they could file a patent application concerning their Google Maps mashup.  Not being a patent lawyer, I haven't the foggiest, but it's an interesting question.

September 2, 2006 by in Legal

RSS:  Not Your Father's Free Magazine

RSS: Not Your Father's Free Magazine

Some interesting discourse was prompted by my License to Nil post, and since it raised points I believe are new to the implied license conversation I wanted to flesh them out more fully here. Specifically, both Anton Philidor in my comments and the Inhouse Agent on his blog have hit on an offline analogy to online syndication that is bound to make its way into arguments, briefing, and reasoning on the implied license issue when it eventually winds up in court.

August 31, 2006 by in Legal

River Registration Run?

River Registration Run?

Marty Schwimmer has Some URGENT Free Advice For Companies That Provide RSS Feeds:I wonder if people might get it into their heads that registering a domain name in the form [media brand name]RIVER.COM might be a good idea.

August 25, 2006 by in Google

Two-Faced

Two-Faced

Marc Canter, among other things founder of PeopleAggregator, is squinting at Facebook's Developer Terms of Service trying to figure out: "can we display the list of friends one has in Facebook in PeopleAggregator?" Clearly this is a bleeding edge issue.

August 24, 2006 by in Social Enterprise

Riparian Rights

Riparian Rights

There's been a torrent of discussion about Dave Winer's introduction of a new way to bring news and blogs to mobile devices.  PaidContent's Staci Kramer has the best description I've seen of why the approach is unique and compelling, involving as it does: [A] river of news for mobile devices that meshes multiple RSS feeds from one news source into an easy-to-navigate stream of updated links, headlines and summaries.

August 24, 2006 by in Mobility

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