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Archive for July, 2007

IP jobs - IP-Watch, Durham, and more

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Another installment of my series of erratic posts highlighting academic-oriented IP positions.
IP Watch is hiring an associate editor.  It looks like the position is based in Switzerland, and involves all aspects of running the service. IP-Watch publishes news on international IP, and is especially useful for IP as it relates to international trade, in both […]

What I’ve been surfing for 13th July 2007 through 18th July 2007

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

These are my links for 13th July 2007 through 18th July 2007:

Legal Issues in Posting Private Email to Mailing Lists and Blogs at a r b o r l a w - Good coverage of a common legal issue on the internet.
Confessions of a former spammer | InfoWorld | News | 2007-07-18 | - […]

Posting again at Cinema Minima

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I’m posting again over at Cinema Minima.  My first post on Ownit, a London IP advice service, is now out.
Cinema Minima  is a news service for movie makers. Every day thousands of movie makers all over the world read its news digest, which covers movie making, digital tools, editing, intellectual property rights, story, sound, acting, […]

Becky Hogge now on Geeklawyer

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Becky Hogge, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group, will now be taking over Ruthie’s spot and blogging at Geeklawyer.
Listen to an interview / podcast here (mp3).

England and Wales drops the wig

Friday, July 13th, 2007

The Lord Chief Justice has announced that in civil cases the wig is no longer required. What astounds me is the cost of wigs (and wing collars and bands) for annually for England and Wales:
Whilst the one-off cost of supplying the new civil gown is estimated at about £200,000, annual savings in the region […]

What I’ve been surfing for 2nd July 2007 through 11th July 2007

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

These are my links for 2nd July 2007 through 11th July 2007:

SSRN-Open Access, Law, Knowledge, Copyrights, Dominance and Subordination by Ann Bartow - After a brief scan, Looks like the main argument is that without access to secondary material about the practice of law, that access to legal scholarship won’t really have that much of […]

Tartan IP

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007

The Scotsman has reported some moves towards providing an official registry of tartans (’plaid’ to my American readers), that would share many features of traditional IP rights. It looks like the system could involve:

A system of registration, much like for trademarks or for registered designs.
Registrations would be reviewed for uniqueness and authenticity.

No word on […]

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