Michael Madison, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Fauteux Hall, room 351
Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Description: What is the future of open source licensing? The presentation will use Jacbosen v. Katzer, a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that analyzes an open source software license, to frame a discussion of open source issues that are conceptual, historical, and practical.
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Dr. Madison appears to be a fairly enlightened lawyer who has studied and published on IP, copyright and (software) licensing issues:
- Intellectual Property and Americana, or Why IP Gets the Blues. 18 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 677 (2008).
- The Idea of the Law Review: Scholarship, Prestige, and Open Access. 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 901 (2006)
- Social Software, Groups, and Governance. 2006 Mich. St. L. Rev. 153
- Metaphor, Objects, and Commodities. 54 Cleve. St. L. Rev. 141 (2006) (with George Taylor)
- The Legitimacy of Open Source and Other Software Licenses. 9 J. Internet L. 1 (2005)
- Reconstructing the Software License. 35 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 275 (2003)
- Where Does Creativity Come From? and Other Stories of Copyright. 53 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 747 (2003)