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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Care to spend your holiday weekend policing directory listings?

Care to spend your holiday weekend policing directory listings?

I'm not a fan in general of sites that create a listing or profile for you, hoping you'll eventually claim and/or correct it. This tactic, neither user-centric nor user-driven, is insidious for at least three reasons:inaccuracies proliferate,privacy is frequently jeopardized, andusers are required to invest considerable time and supply yet more personal data in an effort to remedy 1 and 2.

published July 2, 2008 by

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Stanford Information Law Symposium

Stanford Information Law Symposium

Though it could scarcely be more cumbersomely named — the Transatlantic Information Law Symposium — this upcoming (and free) program at Stanford Law School looks excellent, featuring such big thinkers as Mark Lemley and Stefan Bechtold, and such big topics as privacy, free speech, the future of Internet regulation, and one that looks particularly intriguing from the standpoint of social media and attention: property vs. contract to govern online behavior.

published May 21, 2008 by

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Upcoming panel on exploiting the social graph

Upcoming panel on exploiting the social graph

At a conference I attended last month on social media law (I have some interesting notes I'll post soon), I was struck by how lawyers for social media giants such as Facebook, MySpace, Google, find speedy ways to accommodate powerful copyright holders on infringement issues.

published April 23, 2008 by

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Lawrence Lessig, congresscritter nominee

Lawrence Lessig, congresscritter nominee

With a Bay Area Congressional seat set for special election in two months, Berkman Executive Director John Palfrey has launched a grassroots campaign to convince Professor Lawrence Lessig to run. A 2,000 member (and counting) Facebook group agrees.

published February 18, 2008 by

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iPhoning it in &mdash; in a good way

iPhoning it in &mdash; in a good way

Anyone with lingering questions about the value of the iPhone for business should check out what's on Supreme Court lawyer Tom Goldstein's iPhone, a holiday greeting and iPhone ad parody from SCOTUSBlog (which was acquired in true tech start-up fashion by large firm Akin Gump):Never has there been such an exquisite example of namedropping while poking fun at name droppers.

published December 27, 2007 by

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Christmas is a time for mashups

Christmas is a time for mashups

As I inevitably download "new" holiday music each year, it's painfully apparent we wouldn't *have* much new holiday music if it weren't for sampling, remixes, remakes, and mashups. The iTunes List of 44 Holiday Songs for 2007 is testament to this fact, as are the many Christmas remixes and dubs dotting the 'Net and the digital download inventory.

published December 24, 2007 by

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