Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Douglas Lichtman (UCLA) writes regarding a new project, the Intellectual Property Colloqium:
It is essentially an online audio program devoted to intellectual property topics. We aspire to be something like an NPR talk show, but focused on copyrights and patents, and aimed primarily at a legal audience. The programs are neither lectures nor debates. They are conversations, ideally thoughtful ones, with guests drawn from academia, the entertainment community, and the various technology industries.
Each program lasts one hour; is downloadable; and (the kicker) any lawyer who listens to our programs can earn (free) CLE credit in California, New York, and any state that accepts one of those through reciprocity. (We should soon be able to offer CLE in all the states, but for now the combination of California, New York, and reciprocity should cover most of our audience regardless.)
I host each program; and our first one, a lively conversation with Fred von Lohmann of the EFF, is up and ready to go. A schedule of up-coming shows is already posted on the site, as are a variety of subscription features that provide updates every time a new audio is available.