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Busy summer...

Oy vey. I've been asked to speak at some conferences coming up, and I'm also considering attending some other conferences, and I'm now looking at my calender and wondering how am I going to fit all of this in... June will be especially busy, and I'm a bit exasperated thinking about it right now, but I know it will be fun. So, Here's a quick summary where I'll be. I hope I get to see some of you here:

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Fair blurring

This semester I gave the 33 students in my legal research and writing course (1Ls at Golden Gate U.) a fair use questions for their main project. They needed to learn the basics of copyright law, understand Section 107, and apply the rules to a fact pattern involving an unpublished work. They did remarkably well in getting to the core of the issues, applying the facts to the cases (like Harper, Salinger, Wright, and others), and writing their first legal briefs. I am proud of them. Read more about Fair blurring

Last night at the Santa Clara County Bar

I gave a talk yesterday evening at a Santa Clara County Bar Association CLE on some of the work I've been doing on podcasting and the law. I have to thank Nicole Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director of the ACLU-NC, for the opportunity to give this presentation. Thanks also to those who came to the event and raised some good questions. Slides for the talk are available for download here (.ppt). Read more about Last night at the Santa Clara County Bar

Press release for podcasting guide

Creative Commons and my firm have issued this press release about the Podcasting Legal Guide. For those who have downloaded the guide before this week, please note that we've made a few minor changes so you may want to get the most up to date version. Also, the Lulu.com print-on-demand versions are now available. Links to the Lulu and other versions are available in the press release, and in this earlier post on my blog. Read more about Press release for podcasting guide

CGM: What is it worth?

This is the last panel of the conference. I'm a bit tired, I have to admit, but I do think this is an important discussion.

Q: How mainstream is consumer-generated media (CGM)?

Ron Bloom (Pod Show) says: in 5 years, 50% of all media consumed will be generated by other consumers. Users don't have to generate content, they just need to be able to engage with it. The television model is not what the audience is born with anymore, and in that sense this has become mainstream. Read more about CGM: What is it worth?

companies for podcasters/vloggers that have some cool ideas

I've met a lot of interesting people, and seen a ton of companies pitch their concepts in 6-minute presentations at this conference. The following are the ones that jumped out to me as super cool and interesting (either because they have cool technology or their demo was more engaging than my surfing the web). In some cases, I'm concerned about some copyright issues as noted, but that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who knows me. :) Without further babbling, here they are: Read more about companies for podcasters/vloggers that have some cool ideas

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