I just completed a lecture at Seattle University in Elizabeth Townsend-Gard's IP class. We had a good discussion about copyright and how it impacts citizen media like podcasting. I planned to also get into the right of publicity and trademarks, but we spent a fair amount of time on mash ups and remixes, which meant no time for these other topics. The students were great, and I thank them for the good questions and discussion. Also, this was the first slide presentation I've created using Keynote, instead of .ppt. It was great. I now want to learn to add more images, sounds, and movies to this sort of presentation.
I promised the class that I would point to some on-line resources that came up in class:
So, first, here are the slides in pdf. (warning! 1.6 MB file.)
I mentioned that Samuelson Clinic Fellow Jack Lerner, over at Boalt Hall School of Law, is working on questions about sampling music and music licensing. His project, I understand, will be completed later this year. You can listen to a great interview about his work on Dave Levine's Hearsay Culture radio show and podcast. It's available only in iTunes (instructions here) right now, and David promises to launch a website soon for the podcast and related media.
I think that covers it. I look forward to the feedback and thoughts on our discussion.