Introducing Guest Blogger Mike Madison

Mike_Madison.jpgI am pleased to announce that Mike Madison will be joining us as a guest blogger this month.

Mike teaches at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He writes and teaches about information law and theory covering various disciplines of intellectual property law, contracts and commercial law, and property law. His scholarship on information law spans disciplinary approaches that include jurisprudence, aesthetic theory, the history of computing, economics, and Science & Technology Studies. He is a graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale University. In addition, Mike runs Madsionian.net, a blog devoted to law, technology, and society.

Mike’s publications include:

* The Law of Intellectual Property (casebook)
(Second Edition, Aspen Publishers, 2009) (with Craig Nard and David Barnes)

* Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment (with Brett M. Frischmann and Katherine J. Strandburg) Forthcoming, Cornell L. Rev. (2009)

* Of Coase and Comics, or the Comedy of Copyright
Forthcoming, Va. L. Rev. In Brief (2009)

* Intellectual Property and Americana, or Why IP Gets the Blues
18 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 677 (2008)

*Law as Design: Objects, Concepts, and Digital Things
56 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 381 (2005)

On a personal note, I must say that Mike is one of the people who makes me love being a professor. He is insightful, constructive, enthusiastic, and encouraging as he engages with anyone’s ideas and works. He always seeks to improve the discussion and anything with which he is involved. In short, I am most pleased to have Mike blogging with us this month.

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