Symposium on Madhavi Sunder’s From Goods to a Good Life, September 11-13

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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7 Responses

  1. I don’t recall this symposium being announced earlier, perhaps it was. If not, I think in the future it would be helpful if readers are given more advance notice of such things, this allows us, should we want to do so, to read the book or paper in question prior to the symposium so as to be on the same page, as it were, with the participants. This also assures more appropriate and meaningful comments. It just so happens that I recently purchased this book, although I’ve yet to read it and may not get to it before the symposium’s conclusion.

  2. A.J. Sutter says:

    As often in other cases, I concur with Patrick in this, too.

  3. Deven says:


    Thanks for the tip. Have other symposiums been announced much in advance?


  4. Deven,

    I doubt it (at CO, that is), but I can’t recall. Crooked Timber and Opinio Juris, for instance, are two well-known blogs that do tend to announce such things in advance. And I might have brought it up before but didn’t…still, I would think there’s no compelling reason we can’t change things here in this regard.


  5. Luis says:

    Crooked Timber both announces the reading well ahead of time, and also (of late) spreads the symposiums out – one post a day, so that there is time to read, digest, and have real conversation about each individual post. I’d highly recommend following that approach here in the future – there is no need to bunch up a lot of very smart, thoughtful comments into just three days. (That said, I still look forward to this… or at least to re-reading it once I’ve actually read the book.)

  6. Luis says:

    Also, I can’t be the only one amused by a book nominally about a critique of current IP regimes that is promoted by a link to Amazon, surely in the forefront of creating and enforcing current IP regimes for the “printed” word. Especially when the frontispiece seems to indicate that a version of the book is available via CC license from :)

  7. Deven Desai says:

    Ok got it . I will float earlier announcement and style with the group.