Be A Bird Brain

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:


    That was wonderful!

    Do you recall this inaugural post at CO by Frank: ?

    As I said back then in the comments: “If pigeons are smart, like crows, they’ll get their own website, and then there’ll be no stopping them.” Cf. This is a delightful website that provides further and compelling evidence of the intelligence of crows.

  2. eric says:

    For no particular reason, I’d been thinking recently that there seem to be more crows around than in the past, and had wondered if it was just an artifact of my paying attention. So I was interested to learn that there really has been a crow population explosion. I wonder if boomer crows will fundamentally alter crow culture and become targets of animosity by older and younger generations of crows.