Archive for the ‘events/upcoming/conferences/calendar’ Category

“Terms and Conditions May Apply” Documentary Film

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Terms and Conditions May Apply - logo incorporating motifs of major websitesRight now, playing in San Jose, California is a movie I very much wish I could see: Terms and Conditions May Apply.

It’s about online privacy and the fine print of websites and apps. The trailer looks great. Sadly, the film isn’t scheduled to be playing anywhere I’ll be, but here’s the upcoming schedule in case it will be making a stop in your town:

San Jose – Camera 3 Cinemas – Aug 2 – 15
Premieres on PIVOT TV Sunday, Aug 11th 8/7c
Lake Worth – Lake Worth Playhouse – Aug 16-22
San Diego – Digital Gym – Aug 16-22
Washington, DC – West End Cinema – August 16-22
Oakland – The New Parkway Theater – August 20
Miami – Cosford Cinema @ UM – Sept 20
Whitehorse, Yukon Terr – Yukon Film Society – Sept 22
Boulder – Boedecker Theater at Dairy Center – Sept 24-28
Macon, GA – Douglass Theatre – Oct 22

Law-student Writing Contest for Tech Law Papers

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Marquee law firm Foley & Lardner and techlaw-news website IT-Lex is sponsoring a writing contest for law students which would, as I read it, welcome papers about blog law. Here’s the deets:

THE FOLEY & LARDNER / IT-LEX TECHNOLOGY LAW WRITING CONTEST

CASH PRIZES AND MORE!

IT-Lex, a technology law educational and literary not-for-profit, is
seeking submissions for its inaugural writing competition, sponsored
by the law firm of Foley & Lardner! Write about any issue within the
areas of electronic discovery, privacy, social media, security, or wherever
your technology interests lie. Your 10-15 journal page (approximately
5,000-7,500 word) papers will be read by a distinguished panel of
articles editors, and the top three entries are guaranteed publication
in the IT-Lex Journal, though other meritorious papers may also be
published. Entries must be submitted online at our website (URL
below) by May 1, 2013.

Oh, and did we mention the cash prizes? First place will receive
$5,000.00, second place $1,000.00 and third place $500.00. Plus, the
winners will receive invitations to become Members of IT-Lex and to
join the IT-Lex Law Review. Head over to http://www.it-lex.org, sign
up to be our Friend – it’s free – and check out the full rules and
requirements at http://it-lex.org/writing-contest/.

Revising the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in the Wake of Aaron Swartz’s Death

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Headshot of Rep. Zoe Lofgren

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

Movements are afoot to revise the law that was being used to prosecute good-guy hacker Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide last month under the threat of decades in jail.

It’s a crazy world when violating a website’s terms of service can potentially subject you to more prison time than murdering someone. But that’s what the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, in its current form, allows.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Democrat from Silicon Valley, sought comment on Reddit on her plan to introduce Aaron’s Law. She has now posted a revised draft of the bill [pdf].

TechCruch has some news on how the proposal is developing.

The most illuminating piece on the Aaron Swartz case and federal prosecutors’ overreaching is by Jennifer Granick, Aaron’s friend and a former federal defender. It’s broken into two parts. I really can’t recommend Jennifer’s post enough – it’s the best blogging I’ve read in many months.

Related:

Blog Law Blog: Aaron Swartz, Champion of Online Freedom, Dead at 26

PrawfsBlawg: JSTOR: What is it Good For?

Andrew F. Sellars, Citizen Media Law Project: The Impact of “Aaron’s Law” on Aaron Swartz’s Case

Sunshine Week 2013 Set for Mid-March

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Sunshine Week – Your Right to KnowSunshine Week, a journalist-created annual event to raise awareness about open government, will be held March 10–16, 2013. The initiative is being coordinated by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the American Society of News Editors.

A schedule of events, many of which will be in Washington, D.C., has been put up at the event’s website.

Sunshine Week is sponsored annually by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Corporate mass-media firm Bloomberg LP has kicked in a grant for 2013.

What is now Sunshine Week was started as Sunshine Sunday in 2002 by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors. The group launched the event in response to efforts afoot in the Florida legislature to add several exemptions to the state’s public-records law. FSNE credits its initiative with leading to the defeat of around 300 exemptions proposed in the Sunshine State legislature.

Blog Law Blog can’t help but wonder if the Florida-born Sunshine Week is meant to correspond with Spring Break in Daytona Beach. The timing sure is peculiar. And, when you think about it, open-records laws and in-mouth margarita mixing can both lead to exposures of a type. Yikes. Well, here’s to hoping for more being revealed by governments than drunk college students this spring.

Intellectual Property and Social Media (Part 1)

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Right now at the American Association of Law School’s annual conference, the Section on Intellectual Property is about to present a panel called “Intellectual Property and Social Media.” It’s another on-point topic for Blog Law Blog

The abstract/write-up is below. I’ll blog some realtime coverage on Twitter @tweetlawtweets with a follow-up posted here later.

Social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and 23andMe, have changed the ways we communicate, create, innovate, and advertise. As the components of creation and brand- ing become more social, collaborative, instantaneous, and atomistic, various legal doctrines that have long governed copyright, patent, and trademark law may need to be rethought. Social media are being used to further genetic research, change how content is made, and draw users into the innovative process. This panel considers the challenges raised by social media to traditional intellectual property law, and explores the doctrinal implications of those challenges.

Politics and the Media, Old & New (Part 1)

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Right now at the American Association of Law School’s annual conference, the Section on Internet and Computer Law and the Section on Mass Communication Law are about to have a panel on a great topic: “Politics and the Media, New and Old”.

The abstract/write-up is below. (It’s very on-point for Blog Law Blog.) I’ll blog some coverage live once we start up, both here and on Twitter @tweetlawtweets.

As the Supreme Court recognized in ACLU v. Reno, “the Internet is ‘a unique and wholly new medium of worldwide human communication’.” Among its unique features is that the Internet democratizes the opportunity to engage in political speech by offering ready access to any speaker with an Internet connection to large potential audiences at the local, state, national or global levels. This program assesses the impact the Internet has had to date on the relationship between the media and public officials or political candidates. Traditional newspapers are struggling to find a sustainable business model and appear to be losing some influence over the policy agenda or public officials’ conduct. Internet-only publications and other forms of political speech on the Internet have a complicated relationship with traditional media organizations, which, of course, also rely on the Internet to interact with their audiences. To what extent are these changes fostering or inhibiting democracy? Is law reform necessary in response to these changes?

The New Blawg 100

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

ABA Journal December 2012 coverThe ABA’s 2012 Blawg 100 is out, and, though Blog Law Blog made the list last year, this year it was not to be.

But plenty of great blogs are on the list. And through tomorrow, you can vote for the readers’ choice favorites by going to the page.

You really, actually, should vote. Why? Extremely low voter turnout is making this one election where you can really make a difference. Did your vote for president last month really matter? But your vote here might literally make the difference. Blogs that are really crushing it might have a couple hundred votes. Meanwhile, there are super-deserving blogs just barely in the double-digits. So vote!

Here’s Blog Law Blog’s suggestions for who deserves your ballot, and who’ve already gotten mine:

  • Technology & Marketing Law Blog by Eric Goldman and Venkat Balasubramani. This is the best blog out there closest to the subject matter covered on Blog Law Blog. And maybe the only honor better than Blog Law Blog’s making the Blawg 100 last year was that the description included a quote from Eric G. himself with a complement. So vote for T&M Law Blog.
  • The Volokh Conspiracy by Eugene Volokh and others. This is an old-line prestige blog, dating all the way back to January 4, 2004. It’s still one of the best.
  • SCOTUSblog. I agree with the fan quoted in the ABA Journal who called SCOTUSblog “extraordinary.” But I’ve got to strongly disagree as that admirer goes on to say SCOTUSblog “sets the gold standard to which all blawgs should aspire.” That’s insane. For most bloggers, aspiring to do what SCOTUSblog does would just make you go crazy. Not even aspiring, but just thinking about aspiring makes me exhausted.
  • 43(B)log by Rebecca Tushnet. Rebecca’s prolificness also exhausts me – maybe even more so than SCOTUSblog, since Rebecca’s blog is a solo effort. One of my favorite features is the play-by-play coverage of academic conferences. (And yes, her coverage goes well beyond Section 43(b) of the Lanham Act – banning importation trademark-infringing goods – but she does keep a germanely close eye on trademark law.
  • Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog. I’m getting the shout out to these folks despite their generic name. “Law Blog” is really uninspired and too close to “Blog Law Blog” for my taste. But this is still a great blog.

Also, vote for these Blawg 100 honorees from colleagues of mine at Texas Tech. They’re not on subjects close to Blog Law Blog’s usual fare, but they are great blogs nonetheless:

CSLSA 2012 Scholarship Conference Submissions Deadline Extended

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Central States Law Schools Association - CSLSA - logoThe Central States Law Schools Association has announced an extended deadline to submit abstracts for the 2012 Scholarship Conference. Legal scholars now have until Friday, September 22, 2012 to submit an abstract of 500 words or less to Professor Melissa T. Lonegrass at Missy.Lonegrass@law.lsu.edu. The conference invites presentations on works in progress as well as finished articles.

This years conference will take place October 19-20 at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, in Cleveland, Ohio. This has been a great conference in the past, and I’m sure it will be again this year. (I will be there.)

Practical Advice for Protest Reporting from Web Chat with Law and Journalism Experts

Friday, August 17th, 2012

I attended yesterday’s web chat about reporting at political convention protests. The chat,
sponsored by Harvard’s Citizen Media Law Project, the International News Safety Institute, and the Free Press organization, was chock full of practical advice served up with a generous helping of what-it’s-like personal accounts.

Natasha Lennard, who has worked for the New York Times and now writes for Salon.com, described how she was among 700 people kettled and arrested in the Occupy Wall Street protests. She said that for the NYPD, if you are in the wrong place, it doesn’t matter if you are press.

“If you stick with the crowd which is what you feel you should do to get the story, you end up in a very precarious situation yourself,” Lennard said.

Andy Sellars, an attorney with Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center, made the point that when the police are ordering people to move, it helps in many cases to self-identify as a member of the press, but it might make reporting more difficult as you may wind up getting moved far away from the action.

For unaffiliated citizen journalists, Sellars said that it may be a good idea to use a homemade credential. But he warned not to copy anyone else’s credentials. Using credentials intended to look like they were issued by the police, for instance, may be unlawful in itself and, at any rate, is likely to make you a special target of for officers.

John Knefel, an independent journalist who has a radio show with his sister on Radio Dispatch, described his arrest at Occupy Wall Street. After being thrown to the ground, he was arrested and held for about 37 hours.

It was an ordeal, and Knefel singled out New York’s jail food for special scorn. While the arrest didn’t deter Knefel from attending and reporting from events, he said, it make him less likely to rush to a specific location where arrests were happening.

“Clearly it’s meant to have a chilling effect,” Knefel said. “That’s the goal here. It’s to make activists want to stay home. It’s to make journalists want to not cover things or to not cover them as directly or as intimately as they may want to.”

With a view toward the upcoming major-party political conventions in Charlotte, N.C. and Tampa, Fla., Sellars noted that local laws prohibit certain items. In Florida, prohibited items include tripods and bipods. There are also prohibitions on glass, ropes, and masks.

Natasha Lennard’s practical advice included going the site early to give yourself an internalized map of the relevant portions of the city. Knowing what side street you can duck into could help you avoid getting stuck, she said. She also rattled off a list of items to bring with you. She recommended packing milk of magnesia for cleaning away pepper spray, a bike helmet to wear if the batons come out, a bandana to pull out in the case of tear gas, and a lawyer’s phone number – inked on your forearm.

Lennard noted that you should not expect your cell phone to work if things get heated. Cell sites could get overloaded precisely when you most want to make a call or get information out.

Another web chat on the same topic is scheduled for Thursday, August 23 at 8 p.m. Eastern. To attend, go to the Free Press website. You don’t need to sign up in advance.

CMLP Hosting Talk on Reporting at the Political Conventions

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

CMLP logoThe Citizen Media Law Project has announced that its Digital Media Law Project, along with the International News Safety Institute and an organization called “Free Press,” will be hosting live web chats about legal issues involved in doing reporting/blogging at protests of the Republican and Democratic national conventions. The talks will be tomorrow, August 16 at 7 p.m. (I’m guessing that means Eastern Time), and then again next Thursday, August 23 at 8 p.m.

CMLP notes that almost 90 people have been arrested in the United State while doing reporting at protests. The webcasts will include journalists relaying their personal experiences, presented along with legal analysis.

It’s free and there’s no advance signup necessary. Go to the Free Press website to participate.

Updating Stories from the Past on Blog Law Blog

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

In the coming weeks and months I’m going to try to follow up on some of the many blog lawsuits that I’ve covered on Blog Law Blog.

Yesterday I started this effort with a post on TechnoBuffalo defense of a suit brought by a commercial printer trying to get to the source of a corporate leak.

Do you have a story you want me to follow up on? E-mail me and let me know about it – I’ll do my best.

If you were involved in a dispute covered on Blog Law Blog (and I know my readership includes blogger-litigants!) I’d love to hear from you with updates, postscripts, rants, or reflections.

Freedom-to-Connect Conference Now in DC

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Freedom to Connect logo with an anime style person holding cablesThere’s a cool conference going on right now in Washington D.C. It’s called Freedom to Connect.

It’s pricey at $595. But there’s a great line up of big-name speakers, including Vint Cerf, Larry Lessig, Michael Copps, and Rebecca MacKinnon. It’s a more polished affair than the logo at right would lead one to believe.

If you aren’t in D.C. or don’t have that kind of disposable cash, you can follow the action at hashtag #F2C.

Free Webinar from RCFP on Covering Protests

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press logoThe good folks at the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press are putting on a free webinar for reporters and photographers who are covering events, such as protests, where they could be blocked from reporting or detained by the police. Examples include the Occupy protests as well as the upcoming political conventions in Charlotte and Tampa. Or, you know, if you are in Los Angeles, your local elementary school science fair.

The one-hour webinar will be held May 9, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. EDT. (That’s 12 noon Central, which is my time zone and the time zone where the next big opportunity for reporter-police interaction will be: Chicago, May 20-21, for the NATO Summit.)

The webinar will be lead by Lucy Dalglish, RCFP Exec Director and Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director. It looks like they will be giving both a theoretical perspective on where your journalist rights come from as well as practical advice on what to do when confronted or detained by the police.

Excellent stuff! I am signed up and looking forward to it.

To reserve your own place:

https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/941031095

Debate Today: Should Lawyers be Licensed?

Monday, April 16th, 2012

DEBATE April 16 - Legal Licensure: Should Lawyers Be LIcensed ... At All?Today I’m debating Jacob H. Huebert at UND Law. Jacob will be arguing for the proposition that we don’t need any licensure of law schools or lawyers. I’ll argue the negative.

I really appreciate the Federalist Society for putting together and funding events like this. This is my second time as an opponent in a Federalist Society debate, and I’m really looking forward to it.

Blackouts Tomorrow for SOPA and PIPA

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Wikipedia is planning to blackout its whole site tomorrow as a protest to SOPA and PIPA – those internet censorship-in-the-name-of-fighting-intellectual-property-piracy bills on Capitol Hill. I know other websites are planning or contemplating the same.

I think I’ll do the same here on Blog Law Blog. I just have to figure out how to do it in terms of the code on the back end. If you are planning to join in, read up on how to do it the right way so you stay friendly to search engines.

Stanford CIS to Host Panel on SOPA

Monday, December 5th, 2011

Stanford Center for Internet and Society logoThe Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, where I am an affiliate scholar, is hosting a panel discussion on SOPA – the Stop Online Piracy Act – and the Protect-IP Act that are making their way through the U.S. Congress.

The discussion – WHAT’S WRONG WITH SOPA? – is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at 7 p.m. PST in Room 290 of the Law School Building at Stanford. There will also be a 6 p.m. reception on the Neukom Terrace, at the Neukom Building. You’re encouraged to RSVP.

Upcoming Media Law in the Digital Age Conference in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Logo for Media Law in the Digital AgeKennesaw State University’s Center for Sustainable Journalism and the Citizen Media Law Project of Harvard University’s Berkman Center are putting on a one-day conference in Atlanta on October 22, 2011 called Media Law in the Digital Age.

It looks like an excellent conference. They’ve got some great panelists that I’d love to see, including:

  • Lucy Dalglish, executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
  • Eric P. Robinson, blogger-proprietor of our cross-continent rival blog, Blog Law Online, and deputy director of the Reynolds Center at my hometown college, the University of Nevada, Reno
  • Carlos Miller, blogger-proprietor of the Photography is Not a Crime blog, and double-arrestee for taking pictures of police officers
  • Victor Hernandez, director of domestic newsgathering for CNN’s U.S. operations
  • David McCraw, in-house counsel for the New York Times in charge of newsroom legal affairs and FOIA litigation

I wish I could go myself. Leonard Witt, j-school prof at Kennesaw State and exec director of the Center for Sustainable Journalism, passed along to me a promo code you can use to get a 15% discount if you register for the conference: MLDA11

I feel very special handing out discount codes. Huh? What’s that? No, I don’t have any discount codes for Christian Louboutin shoes. Gosh, my blog’s not that exciting.

Qualitex Swatches for IP Teachers

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Qualitex press pad coverI know that there’s a contingent of Blog Law Blog readers out there who teach Intellectual Property in law school. If you do, I want to make sure you know about something I’m doing to celebrate the grand-reopening of my Museum of Intellectual Property.

I am offering to any bona fide teacher of Intellectual Property or Trademark Law a swatch of fabric from an actual Qualitex press pad cover, resplendent in its trademarked Qualitex green-gold color.

What is a Qualitex press-pad cover and why would I care? If you have to ask, I’m sorry to say, you won’t qualify for a swatch. It’s an IP-geek thing. In a landmark IP case, Qualitex successfully defended its color as a registered trademark. Qualitex Co. v. Jacobson Products Co., 514 U.S. 159 (1995) (holding that color can be registered as a trademark, overruling the Ninth Circuit).

I say “landmark IP case” because, let’s be honest, even though it was at the U.S. Supreme Court, it doesn’t really qualify as a “landmark Supreme Court case.” Like I said, it’s an IP-geek thing.

Anyway, having a swatch of the fabric as a teacher is helpful, because you can’t really experience the trademarked Qualitex hue except in person. As Qualitex notes on its website:

The Unique Green Gold Color is a Registered Trademark of the Qualitex Company. (The color on your screen may NOT be an accurate display of the Qualitex Green Gold!)

To claim your swatch, please send me an e-mail (ejohnson@law.und.edu) with your physical mailing address by September 19. I need the cut-off date so that I can know how finely to divide up the material that I have on hand.

Of course, even after I divide up the sample of material I have, the Museum of Intellectual Property will retain a full, intact Qualitex press pad on display. So go ahead and plan that family vacation around a visit to North Dakota to see the Museum of Intellectual Property in person.

I’m Joining Stanford CIS as an Affiliate Scholar

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Stanford Center for Internet and Society logoI’m very excited to say that I’ve joined Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society as an affiliate scholar – a non-residential position I’ll hold as I serve on the faculty at the University of North Dakota School of Law.

My primary work through the center will be my Konomark project, which seeks to facilitate sharing of intellectual property on the internet. (You may have noticed that this blog is konomarked – as evidenced by the logo and sign on the right.) I’ll also be blogging at CIS – something I’ll do simultaneously with blogging here.

Through its Fair Use Project and its many other endeavors, Stanford CIS has done a lot in the service of freedom and democracy on the internet. They’ve been very good for bloggers and very good for cyberspace as a whole. I’m very honored to be invited on board.

I’m Trying Out Quora

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Quora logoI’m trying Quora. If you have questions about blog law, you can try posting them there, and I’ll consider answering them, especially if you tip me off by e-mail.

Santa Clara University’s § 230 Conference Today

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Seal of Santa Clara UniversityToday I’m at Santa Clara University for a conference, 47 U.S.C. § 230: a 15 Year Retrospective, about the safe harbor that shields online content providers from defamation liability for content posted by users. It’s put on by SCU School of Law’s High Tech Law Institute. I’m tweeting about it from @tweetlawtweets, and so are many others with the hashtag #htli.

Awesome §230 Conference at Santa Clara Law

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Seal of Santa Clara UniversityThe High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law is hosting a fantastic conference on March 4, 2011 about § 230, the safe harbor that shields online content providers from liability for defamation posted by users. It’s one of the most important legal aspects of blogging, and the Santa Clara event, called 47 U.S.C. § 230: a 15 Year Retrospective, offers a spectacular lineup of speakers. Look at this:

  • Kenneth Zeran, plaintiff in Zeran v. America Online (4th Cir. 1997)
  • Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Zoe Lofgren, U.S. House of Representatives, California 16th
  • Alex Macgillivray, General Counsel, Twitter
  • Kai Falkenberg, Editorial Counsel, Forbes
  • Cindy Cohn, Legal Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • David Ardia, Citizen Media Law Project/Harvard Berkman Center
  • Chris Cox, Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Patrick Carome, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Mike Rhodes, Partner, Cooley LLP
  • Maria Crimi Speth, Shareholder, Jaburg & Wilk
  • Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Susan Crawford, Cardozo School of Law
  • Nancy Kim, Cal Western School of Law
  • Felix Wu, Cardozo School of Law

The event is co-sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center, Stanford Law School’s Law, Science & Technology program, the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, the New York Law School’s Institute for Information Law and Policy, the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee, the EFF, and the Media Law Resource Center.

I can’t think of better way to earn five hours of CLE credit. And it’s free for law students, full-time law professors, the press, and public-interest attorneys.

FCC Expected to Adopt a Compromise Net Neutrality Order Today

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

FCC logoToday the FCC is slated to consider a new net neutrality order that will be binding on American telecom companies. It looks like it will be adopted on a 3-2 vote with the three Democrat commissioners supporting it and the two Republican commissioners opposing it.

Net neutrality is incredibly important for bloggers. Without net neutrality, telecom companies will be allowed, basically, to accept bribes from big-money media companies. In return telecoms would their new friends preferential fast-lane treatment on the internet, pushing citizen bloggers onto side roads.

Say you have a blog that dishes celebrity gossip. With a non-neutral internet, your readers may begin to lose patience over your slowly downloading pages, choosing instead to jump over to bigger operations, like Access Hollywood or TMZ, that could afford to pay tolls to telecoms for lightning fast download times.

Here are two solid articles if you want to read up on what’s ahead for the FCC:

The rule that the FCC is considering today is a compromise. It draws a distinction between wired and wireless. Regular wired broadband internet access (e.g., for your home and work computers, whether plugged in or accessed through a wi-fi router) would be subject to net neutrality rules. Wireless/mobile internet services (e.g., through your phone, 4G services) would not.

You might ask, does it really matter if phones don’t get net-neutral service? Let me answer that with another question: Do you want people to be able to read your blog on their phone? (And before you answer, think about how much internet end-user traffic is going to phones …)

More from me on net neutrality:

I’m Back on TWiL this Friday

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

On Friday of this week I’m very excited to be back on This Week in Law with Denise Howell, a video netcast, which can be seen live on live.twit.tv at 11 a.m. Pacific, and will be available afterward as episode no. 92.

You can suggest topics for the upcoming episode on Facebook or tweet them on Twitter with hashtag #twil92.

I had a blast when I was on the show in November (episode no. 86). I was on with USC law prof Jack Lerner and lawyer co-host Evan Brown. We discussed telecom lobbying, the creepy xBox Kinect technology, and much more.

Today I’m on TWiL on TWiT.tv

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Today I will be on This Week in Law with Denise Howell, netcasting live on live.twit.tv at 11:00 a.m. Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 p.m. Central, 2 p.m. Eastern.

Afterward, it will be available as a podcast, episode 86.

Before the show, suggest topics on Facebook or tweet them on Twitter with hashtag #twil86.