Beware! There Be Pirates Ahead!

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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  1. Patrick S. O'Donnell says:

    I wonder how this compares to Arab bedouin raiding practices (my MTV generation students are here informed that there are several meanings of ‘booty’), which might be seen as piracy on land and an economic necessity (which the emergence of Islam did much to alter). Louise E. Sweet writes: “Raiding is variously regarded as a sport, a passion, an industry by Western writers; it has been labelled brigandage, feuding, and warfare, and has been denounced and deplored, and rarely admired. But few serious students of Bedouin life have failed to appreciate its signficance for the Bedouin, regardless of the moral or political stand from which the writers might evaluate it.”