Next Monday, November 14th, we will start our next version of the Picker MobBlog (located at picker.typepad.com) . When we did our first version of this last June in connection with the release of the Supreme Court’s opinions in Grokster and Brand X, I described what we were doing:
Think of this as a “smart mob” blog (or not so smart, you tell me). The idea is to bring together a group of interested people to blog on a particular topic, do so, and disband. I will post on the blog intermittently between mobs, but the mobs will be the heart of the blog. I think of this as an online reading group or an online workshop.
On Monday, Julie Cohen of Georgetown Law School will present her new paper “The Place of the User in Copyright Law.” Julie will do an initial post on the paper and then participants in the mob will comment on it. The mobblog will run Monday through Wednesday or so.
This mob will consist of Ed Felten (Princeton, Freedom to Tinker blog); Wendy Gordon (Boston University); Doug Lichtman (Chicago); Jessica Litman (Wayne State); Joseph Liu (Boston College); Lydia Loren (Lewis & Clark); Michael Madison (Pittsburgh, madisonian.net blog); Bill Patry (Thelen Reid, The Patry Copyright blog); Larry Solum (Illinois, Legal Theory blog); Jim Speta (Northwestern); Rebecca Tushnet (Georgetown, her blog); Fred Von Lohmann (Electronic Frontier Foundation); and Phil Weiser (Colorado).
We hope that readers of this blog may find the focused discussion interesting and we invite readers and comments.