Intellectual Property Colloquium
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The Intellectual Property Colloquium is an online audio program devoted to intellectual property topics. We aspire to be something like an NPR talk show, but focused on copyrights and patents, and aimed primarily at a legal audience. Each show lasts one hour and features guests drawn from academia, the judiciary, and/or from technology and media companies. Lawyers who listen to the show can earn free CLE credit in California, New York, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, New Hampshire and Florida. The Colloquium is produced through a partnership between the UCLA School of Law, the economic consultancy Compass Lexecon, and the technology firm Microsoft. It is hosted by UCLA Law Professor Doug Lichtman. Visit us on the web at www.ipcolloquium.com.
||Can You Hear Me Now?||A fireside chat with two senior executives from Verizon: Executive Vice President Tom Tauke and Assistant Vice President Link Hoewing. Among other topics, Tom and Link talk about the role ISPs should play when it comes to discouraging copyright infringeme||8/15/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Federal Trade Commission||The Federal Trade Commission just released its much-anticipated second report on patent system reform. And, on this edition of the IP Colloquium, two of the principal drafters of that report – Suzanne Michel of the Office of Policy Planning, and Deputy||3/30/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||Tim Wu and The Master Switch||Columbia Law Professor Tim Wu has been one of the leading voices in the debate over network neutrality. He is a scholar of both copyright and telecommunications law; and, over the years, he has developed some pretty influential views about how legal rule||12/28/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||More Than a Game||In this edition of the IP Colloquium, we present a conversation with the chief legal officers from three of the major video game studios: Steve Bene of Electronic Arts; Seth Krauss of Take-Two; and Chris Walther of Activision Blizzard. Among other things,||11/29/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Conversation with Chief Judge Randall Rader||In this edition of the IP Colloquium, the Honorable Randall R. Rader, Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, joins us to discuss a wide range of legal and policy issues related to the nation’s patent system.||10/26/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||YouTube, MyTake||In this edition of the IP Colloquium, we tackle the contentious question of whether Google should be held responsible for the copyright infringement that its YouTube website facilitates. We engage the issues by drawing on excerpts from the voluminous mate||9/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||Copyright Termination||In this edition of the IP Colloquium, copyright guru David Nimmer joins UC Berkeley Professor Peter Menell and UCLA Professor Doug Lichtman in an informal conversation about the termination right, its controversies, and the implications for modern copyrig||9/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The First Sale Doctrine||Copyright law's first sale doctrine might seem straightforward. On its face, it tells us that, after the first sale of a particular object that embodies a copyrighted work, the copyright holder's rights are exhausted, and the relevant embodiment is theref||3/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||The Bilski Oral Argument||The Bilski case has understandably generated an enormous wealth of commentary, including eighty-plus amicus briefs, dozens of thoughtful articles, and hundreds of blog posts, CLE seminars, and the like. Here at IP Colloquium, we therefore thought that th||11/30/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Can Content Survive Online?||The music, publishing and motion picture industries are each today struggling to identify new business models that might replace existing mechanisms for funding professional content. In this edition of the Intellectual Property Colloquium, we consider the||10/13/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Derivative Work||In this audio we consider not only the scope of the derivative work right, but also some practical questions about when and whether a copyright holder ought to enforce such a right as against fan-produced materials.||9/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Shepard Fairey v. Associated Press||Every year, there is at least one major copyright case brings to the fore the complexity, importance, and unpredictability of fair use analysis. That case this year? Shepard Fairey v. The Associated Press.||6/20/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Patent Reform: Damages||In this audio we examine a series of edited excerpts from testimony recently given before the Senate and, separately, the Federal Trade Commission, all on the question of damages reform. The goal here is not to advocate for a particular legislative outcom||6/11/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Everyone Hates DRM||This program will look at the challenge of DRM, considering not only the legal constraints on its use but also the strategic opportunities made possible through the combination of both these technologies and more conventional legal protections.||4/14/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Statutory Damages and the Tenenbaum Litigation||Joel Tenenbaum looks a lot like every other defendant who has been accused by the music industry of illegally sharing copyrighted work online, but with one key difference: his defense attorney is Harvard Law School Professor Charlie Nesson, and Nesson is||3/3/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Conversation with Chief Judge Paul Michel||A discussion on patent reform, thinking not only about what has been accomplished in recent Supreme Court and Federal Circuit decisions, but also about what work is left ahead for Congress, the Supreme Court, the Patent Office, and the Federal Circuit its||1/5/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Privacy in a Networked World||A discussion about privacy law from a distinctly modern perspective, using recent controversies to highlight not only relevant rules but also strategic tradeoffs inherent in collecting personal information from a user community.||11/30/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||In Re Bilski||A detailed look at the impact of the new test articulated in the Federal Circuit's recent In Re Bilski,where it came from, and whether it will actually change the kinds of patents that issue.||11/9/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Conversation With Fred von Lohmann||A wide-ranging conversation about the Cablevision case, third-party liability, and copyright law's struggle to simultaneously encourage authorship while leaving adequate flexibility for disruptive technologies.||10/18/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
I hope more episodes get posted
Doug Lichtman gets very powerful figures in intellectual property like Chief Judge Michel and asks exceptional questions. I'm not a lawyer, I'm a small business owner on the Internet who is vexed by trying to understand what's happening to our industry wrt software patents and lawyer-inventors who invent patents instead of patenting inventions. I have no connection to the podcast other than stumbling across it by searching. I can't wait for more episodes.
No better way to earn free CLE credit!
As an attorney in a state with MCLE requirements, I often have to attend overpriced and -- frankly -- stupid seminars to earn CLE credits. The IP Colloquium podcasts are a wonderful departure from that wasteful approach to continuing legal education. The topics are interesting, the speakers are top notch, and Doug Lichtman does a very nice job of challenging the speakers to clarify and defend their positions. Keeps things lively. If you're listening for CLE, you simply take note of two "code words" that are doled out over the course of the hour. From there, you go to the ip colloquium website, put in the code words, your jurisdiction, your email address, and your bar number, and shortly you'll receive an attendance certificate. Portable, interesting and free -- what's not to like?
My only complaint is that there aren't more podcasts like it for other subjects.
As an art student...
I love this podcast. I've been interested in learning about copyright, intellectual property, VARA, and so on, and I couldn't have imagined finding something so fascinating. I've listened to almost every episode. The content is not over my head, despite the fact that I don't explicitly know the laws and specific sections, but neither is it dumbed down.
Please continue this podcast, it's a great one.