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Legally Social: Live!

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A great deal has been going on in the world of social media, ranging from the obvious (the continuing fight over SOPA and PIPA between content providers and the tech community) to the subtle (the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday that GPS tracking devices are 4th Amendment-regulated searches — a ruling that will have interesting implications for geolocation and the privacy policies yet to come).   As part of the Legally Social World Tour, 2012, I will be speaking about many of these issues at the following upcoming events:

1.  I will be moderating the panel on Social Media and Digital Rights tomorrow in Princeton New Jersey.  This event, sponsored by the New Jersey Technology Council, promises to be fascinating, with prominent panelists such as Paul Nolting, Senior Counsel at Verizon Wireless and Stephen J. Schultze, Associate Director, Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University.  If you’re in the neighborhood, I highly recommend the event.

2.  I will also be moderating a panel for the second straight year at the McCarthy Institute Symposium on Trademark Law and its Challenges.  Information on the symposium can be found here.  This is one of the best, and most provocative, symposiums on intellectual property law going on today, and features a keynote speech from Professor Thomas McCarthy, the dean of intellectual property law in America.  I will be hosting a panel on “Government and Quasi-Government Efforts to Protect IP,” including the current Chairman of ICANN, Steve Crocker. 

2012 is shaping up to be another dynamic year for social media, intellectual property and the law.  Stay tuned for further developments…