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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Embedding a headache

Embedding a headache

Just because something is on YouTube doesn't mean you're in the clear from a copyright standpoint if you embed it. (Same goes for Flickr, etc.) Jonathan Bailey picked my brain on this issue for his piece at the Blog Herald.

published July 9, 2007 by

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The well-traveled iPhone

The well-traveled iPhone

Am I crazy, or did my iPhone travel round trip from Shenzhen, China and back before arriving in Southern California?iPhoneDevCamp got front-of-Business-Page coverage in today's L.

published July 9, 2007 by

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Why I'm buying an iPhone

Why I'm buying an iPhone

By consolidating phone, contacts, email, music, podcasts, video, and the Web in a single device, the iPhone promises to be the world's most powerful attention management machine.

published June 28, 2007 by

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If reputation is money in the bank, who owns the PIN?

If reputation is money in the bank, who owns the PIN?

As evidenced by the many lawsuits against Google concerning PageRank or other search result (read reputational) slippage, the notion that you own your digital reputation — even if it is at bottom a collaborative work that begins with your actions, but thereafter depends on the reactions of others — has legs. Michael O'Connor Clarke wrote an interesting post along these lines at Uninstalled called Web 3.

published June 6, 2007 by

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Day 1 of iTunes Plus has its minuses

Day 1 of iTunes Plus has its minuses

As Bob Lefsetz rants, the iTunes Plus launch today has not been without its hiccups. He's particularly ticked off that users must go through a laborious "change preferences" process once they've drunk the iTunes Plus Kool-Aid, should they wish at any time to purchase the non-Plus version of a song or album:When I go to buy a car, they don’t say if I want to LOOK at the one loaded up with options I can no longer look at the base model.

published May 30, 2007 by

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Amused me too

Amused me too

Was just about to post something along these lines, but see The Vulture already has done all that I could do, and more:USA Today reports that the Regal Entertainment Group, the largest owner of movie theaters in the country, is introducing a wireless device into 114 theaters that allows patrons to anonymously report gripes about the moviegoing experience.

published May 30, 2007 by

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Google should buy EchoSign

Google should buy EchoSign

I was just using EchoSign to circulate a Google Docs-created agreement for signature, and the potential for integrating these two services fairly bashed me over the head. Talk about flying contracts!

published May 16, 2007 by

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Digg and cracking HD-DVD: Reimerdes comes to social news

Digg and cracking HD-DVD:  Reimerdes comes to social news

Techmeme is all a-flutter, and my ZDNet colleagues have been right on top of the Digg/HD-DVD crack story.  Here's my quick take on things, as I run off to OnHollywood (where Kevin Rose spoke this morning):Nothing says Digg has to respond to a mere demand letter under any circumstances.

published May 2, 2007 by

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Supernova: will intellectual property kill social media?

Supernova:  will intellectual property kill social media?

I'll be moderating a session at Supernova that will look at whether social media can survive intellectual property law, and will feature general counsel from both YouTube and Viacom in addition to the always insightful Fred von Lohmann, Dabble founder and former bIPblogger Mary Hodder, and noted IP lawyer Ron Dreben.

published April 23, 2007 by

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