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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Public figures, private lives, amorphous standards, and indeterminate laws

Public figures, private lives, amorphous standards, and indeterminate laws

Reuters held a Newsmaker Event in New York recently it would have been interesting to attend; but for it being on an inconvenient coast I gladly would have gone:PUBLIC FIGURES, PRIVATE LIVES -A panel of experts debate how far the media should delve into the private lives of public figures*Do celebrities and politicians have a right to private lives?*Where does the public interest argument stop?

published October 25, 2006 by

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On bet the company issues, it's far better to be a litigant than a bystander

On bet the company issues, it's far better to be a litigant than a bystander

As I mentioned last week, the most telling insights for me on the news of Google's acquisition of YouTube came from EFF's Fred von Lohmann, who discussed the importance for a company like Google of participation in the judicial lawmaking process.  Members of Google's legal team underscore this point in their comments to New York Times writer Katie Hafner for her story, We're Google, So Sue Us:Michael Kwun, a senior litigation counsel at Google, agreed that "the Geico case was very important.

published October 22, 2006 by

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Good stuff I'd blog more about...

Good stuff I'd blog more about...

...if I weren't primarily on sick child duty this week: CC Chapman knows more about podcasts and music licensing than just about anyone, so when he talks about the two it's well worth a listen.

published October 18, 2006 by

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Suing Grouper defies logic

Suing Grouper defies logic

It's no surprise to me that a big player plaintiff was imminently to press the issue of whether online video sharing sites may shelter safely within the DMCA's safe harbor provisions.  But why would Universal Music choose Grouper, a recent Sony acquisition, as a defendant?

published October 18, 2006 by

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Second Life may give new meaning to e-filing

Second Life may give new meaning to e-filing

Second Life and similar virtual worlds give rise to a seemingly endless stream of provocative legal issues, and now it seems even Congress agrees.  Techmeme is highlighting a complementary duo of stories on this day that happens to be the deadline for filing an '05 U.

published October 16, 2006 by

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Sign of a sea change

Sign of a sea change

This is the way a titan ends, not with a bang, but with a squadron of emaciated temps brought in to march picket-like promotional signs up and down Newport Boulevard (and no doubt Sunset Boulevard); sullen attendants in a funeral procession.As Charles Andrews writes,If you read the business pages, it was not news that giant music retailer Tower Records was in trouble.

published October 15, 2006 by

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A glimpse into extraordinary podcast growth

A glimpse into extraordinary podcast growth

Victor Cajiao of the Typcial Mac User Podcast and others, unpacks the last year's worth of growth in the iTunes podcast directory:When the iTunes Music Store (ITMS) indroduced podcasting last year it quickly provided more than 8,000 podcasters with a place to tell their stories. Today I checked the iTunes Music Store and counted the total number of podcast.

published October 9, 2006 by

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