And say, who’s that gentleman holding the hammer? He looks like a pro.
I just published a new post on William & Mary’s Student IP Society blog about the Romney campaign’s recent decision to pull down an attack ad from the Internet, after CNN approached them about the use of clips from their programming — specifically, the debate they hosted. Although the campaign maintained their use was protected “under the law,” it complied with CNN’s request as a courtesy. It seems likely the campaign’s use of the content is fair, but obviously the last thing they want is to waste resources on copyright issues.
Read more analysis in the full post.
A post I wrote a few months ago about the rise of desktop 3D printing has just been published to my law school’s Student Intellectual Property Society blog:
For the past few decades, copyright law has been struggling with the relatively new ability for the average person to create perfect digital copies of music, videos, images, and text at effectively zero cost. In the coming decades, copyright law will face an entirely new and potentially more harrowing challenge: the rise of the ability to create perfect physical copies of pretty much anything and everything, by anyone and everyone.
It’s over! This morning I put an end to my first year of law school when I handed in my law journal write-on competition packet (funny story: the topic was copyright). The past two months have been pretty exhausting, but I’m glad to be done and looking forward to getting to San Francisco for the summer. Adventures will include hiking Half Dome, river rafting, probably another cross-country drive at the end of the summer… oh yeah, and helping defend teh internetz.
I also wanted to point to this announcement that I received first place in the annual legal writing competition for first year students at William & Mary. No one actually knew this competition existed until after we had turned in our required research memorandums, so it was a pleasant surprise to receive this award. Not a big fan of the picture they chose to use, but, hey, what can you do?