Denise Howell

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.

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Notes from my "Law That Works" talk at VON '07

Internet video provides not just the opportunity to reinvent TV and make it ours, but also to recreate the appropriate law. Or so I said this morning in my talk on video policy at Video on the Net. My presentation notes follow.

March 22, 2007 by Denise Howell

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Niklas Zennström at VON '07: Innovation needs an open 'Net

At Video on the Net, Niklas Zennström put Skype front and center and talked about what's necessary for innovation to thrive, Jeff Pulver discussed asking for forgiveness rather than permission and assigning IP addresses at birth, and Vinod Khosla looked at the future of mobile devices and deliver. Not-quite-live blogging ahead.

March 20, 2007 by Denise Howell

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Terrific podcast about IP economics

Intellectual property law involves balancing a broad range of economic and societal interests, as University of Chicago law professor Richard A. Epstein deftly explains on a recent episode of Hearsay Culture.

March 16, 2007 by Denise Howell

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Viacom v. YouTube represents a watershed moment in video policy

In Viacom v. YouTube, the legal waters remain largely uncharted and potentially hostile for all concerned. While short term business considerations may motivate Google toward a settlement, the long term health of its innovation-centric business model could depend on persuading the courts to adopt its interpretation of the DMCA.

March 14, 2007 by Denise Howell

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Podcast on the law of business communities

The conference call Mike Madison and I recorded earlier this week in anticipation of our session at Community 2.0 (more here and here) is now available as part of the Bag and Baggage Podcast or from the Future of Communities blog.

March 9, 2007 by Denise Howell

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Counter-notification intelligence (or, getting your wrongly removed clip back on YouTube)

Brooklyn law professor Wendy Seltzer wanted to give her Internet law class an example of how copyright claimants exaggerate their rights, and posted a clip of the copyright notice included with the Superbowl broadcast to YouTube as an example. The lesson was driven home as Wendy chronicled and commented on the ensuing DMCA takedown notification and her counter-notification, which successfully restored the clip to YouTube and apparently backed the NFL down.

March 8, 2007 by Denise Howell

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Blogging jury duty

As ubiquitous publishing and communications technologies offer new means for serving jurors to speak publicly, how will the culture of the courtroom develop and respond?

March 7, 2007 by Denise Howell

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