I’ll be speaking at the University of Iowa this Friday, Feb. 25th, at a symposium on IP law called Intellectual Property: An Interdisciplinary Conversation. I’m on the “Fair Uses” panel, at 11:15am, with Siva Vaidhyanathan and others.
Incidentally, the host for this conference is Kembrew McLeod, the man who trademarked the phrase “freedom of expression”, and the author of Freedom of Expression®: Overzealous Copyright Bozos and Other Enemies of Creativity. It’s about “life in the age of Intellectual Property Madness”, and it was both published by Doubleday/Random House and released under a Creative Commons license a week or two ago. Lessig recommends it! It also happens to quote me multiple times, as I mentioned in an earlier post, so go download or buy it, and look me up in the index! One of my quotes actually doesn’t appear in the index… I’m mentioned on page 220, along with Rebekah Baglini of Bryn Mawr Free Culture, in connection with the “Barbie in a blender” project.
So yeah, if you know anyone at U Iowa, tell them to come check me out!