Just a note that I did a slight update to the site (pruning links and things) as a part of a shift of focus in the site. I’ve moved towards practice-oriented endeavors and so am blogging more at opencontentlawyer and doing less that is relevant for twitchgamer. This site will still get links and updates, just less often.
The IIPI has now published my report for them on domain names!
The UDRP: A Guide for SMEs and Consumers on Domain Names and Domain Name Disputes
See their announcement for the link.
Gikii is tons of fun — I’ve presented at the first one (on Japanese anime and copyright) and at the second (on copyright and tattoos). This year’s will be on September 24-25, 2008 and will take place in Oxford, UK.
The chair of the event is Ian Brown, Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, with assistance from Lilian Edwards, Professor of Internet Law, University of Southampton, and Director of ILAWS, and Andres Guadamuz, Co-Director, SCRIPT Law and Technology Centre at the University of Edinburgh. As per usual, the co-chairs are Lilian Edwards, Professor of Internet Law, University of Southampton, and Director of ILAWS, and Andres Guadamuz, Co-Director, (of the newly re-branded) SCRIPT Law and Technology Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
So if you…
have a paper burning for the oxygen of publicity on any aspect of law AND technology, science, geek culture, blogs, popular culture, wikis, science fiction or fantasy, computer games, digital culture, gender on-line, MMORPGS, virtual property or online human personae, then come to the third edition, GikIII.
Abstracts are due by 15 July 2008 — see the GIKII site for details.
The Open Rights Group is hiring an addition to their fantastic team. From the announcement:
Thanks to a generous grant from the Open Society Institute, we’re
seeking to expand our campaigning team. We’re looking for an
experienced and committed digital rights campaigner to amplify our
work on issues around copyright reform and copyright infringement,
taking the concerns of ORG and its supporters to Europe and beyond.
The right candidate will be a self-starter, someone who can set their
own goals, delegate and prioritise and who has the ability to initiate
and successfully execute projects. It’s an exciting opportunity to be
part of a small, committed team working to protect civil liberties and
consumer rights in the digital age.
If you’re interested in applying, please read this job description
for further details about the position. CVs and covering letters
should be sent in .pdf format to michael [AT] openrightsgroup.org by
midnight on Sunday 11 May. Interviews will take place in central
London in the period 14-16 May.
These are my links for 29th February 2008 through 12th March 2008:
- Spam from Gmail doubled last month | InfoWorld | News | 2008-03-11 | By Jeremy Kirk, IDG News Service – “”It’s only a matter of time before [CAPTCHAs] are comprehensively defeated,” said Paul Wood, senior analyst at MessageLabs.”
- Abandoning patents – when to do it (IP Thinktank Blog) – Bucknell gives some thoughts on when to cut out of the patent application process…
- Report from the JISC/OPSI Power of Information Review forum – SCA has released the report from the joint JISC / OPSI event in January.
- Eduserv unveils OpenAthens – “The launch builds on the successful and widely adopted Athens service, and enables Institutions to gain secure access to Shibboleth protected, UK Access Management Federation resources and maintain access to Athens protected resources at low cost,
- Design: Intellectual Property Donor Sticker Proves Your Unrealistic Arrogance After You’re Dead – Donating work to the public domain instead of organ donation upon death….
- Trade and Censorship: The EU View – Net neutrality as an international trade issue…
The holder of this tenure track position is expected to focus on trans-border protection of intellectual property rights and to co-operate with the other disciplines represented in the Cluster as well as with the junior research group on normative conditions of development aid policy. Applicants should have a strong record in international economic law and/or public international law.