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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Apple:  put your DRM money where Jobs' mouth is

Apple: put your DRM money where Jobs' mouth is

In his February 6 DRM essay, Steve Jobs took a bold stand on the future (or non-future) or DRM. But Apple itself has never offered a DRM-free iTunes option for artists who agree wholeheartedly with Jobs. Whether it will do so remains to be seen.

February 7, 2007 by in Apple

Breast defense

Breast defense

The Lactivist/National Pork Board dispute illustrates how the Live Web continues to enable trials in the court of public opinion long before, and much more cheaply, than they could occur in a court of law.

February 2, 2007 by in CXO

Apple's music monopoly case may turn on a procedural issue

Apple's music monopoly case may turn on a procedural issue

Does the link between iTunes and the iPod, coupled with Apple's strong position in the music download market, make it a monopolist? And is the case a likely candidate for class certification? As interesting as the antitrust issues may be, whether the case persists is likely to turn on whether the court agrees it may proceed as a class action.

January 22, 2007 by in Apple

iPhone misses Live Web integration opportunities

iPhone misses Live Web integration opportunities

Apple touts the forthcoming iPhone as a 'breakthrough' Internet communications device. Maybe so when it comes to browsing, email, and SMS, but the iPhone appears primarily to concern itself with consumption, not production. Apple further appears to be passing on the opportunity to tightly integrate and leverage Google's innovations in email, blogging, and document management.

January 10, 2007 by in iPhone

Noncommercial means noncommercial -- whatever that means

Noncommercial means noncommercial -- whatever that means

Copyright law in general and many license scenarios generally bar re-use of a work for commercial purposes. But determining what is commercial and what is not becomes increasingly difficult as the world becomes increasingly connected, and people can and do post a variety of materials in a variety of contexts. In our mashed-up world, "commercial" becomes hard to pin down, even when an employee posts something to an employer-hosted blog.

December 21, 2006 by in Microsoft

Vendor Relationship Management and The Support Economy

Vendor Relationship Management and The Support Economy

When I read The Support Economy a few years ago, it resonated in a Cluetrain-esque sort of way.  If I recall correctly, one of its main premises is that due to the considerable pain presently involved in managing one's relationships with vendors, an economic shift would take place around alleviating (and hopefully eliminating) this pain.

December 15, 2006 by in Big Data Analytics

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