I spent this summer posting an intellectual property law syllabus on the H2O Project’s website, which was incredibly informative if a little dry (you can see what I did if you sign in as an Anonymous user, or you can request an account). But the joy of my summer was researching, designing, and building a [...]
If you haven’t hung out on McSweeny’s you are missing a wonderful, occasionally surreal, experience. Recently a superhero of my acquaintance posted this piece of Sound of Music fanfiction from that site, titled “I Regret To Inform You That My Wedding To Captain Von Trapp Has Been Canceled.” If this is your sort of thing, [...]
This summer I picked up my yearly installment of a favorite horror series. I started reading it when I was around 12, and have faithfully bought the author’s newest book every June since I had spending money to do so.
This is the first year I haven’t finished reading the newest edition.
I still love [...]
Still an RPF.
Disney is doing Wizard of Oz (or, Oz the Great and Powerful), which it is totally cool to do under copyright because the Baum books were published pre-1923 and are thus in the United States public domain. It’s just a little frustrating because Disney has made a habit of profiting from [...]
I’m spending my time this week briefing (i.e., summarizing) intellectual property cases for my internship. One of them is Nash v. CBS, Inc., 899 F.2d 1537 (7th Cir. 1990): basically, author Jay Robert Nash wrote a non-fiction book about famed criminal John Dillinger, imagining that he did not die at the hands of the FBI [...]