Welcome to Info/Law, a blog about information, law, and most of all “Information Law.”
What is Information Law? We see it as an obvious convergence of intellectual property doctrine, communications regulation, First Amendment norms, and new technology. As information becomes the most precious commodity of the 21st century, the law surrounding it will have to evolve. That’s what we want to talk and think about here — along with various related and not-so-related threads (hey, “information” covers a lot of ground!).
About the authors:
- William McGeveran is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Carleton College and the New York University School of Law and was a law clerk to Circuit Judge Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and an intellectual property litigator. Before law school he worked in Washington politics for seven years.
- Derek Bambauer is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson, Arizona. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the Harvard Law School, and spent two years as a Research Fellow working on the OpenNet Initiative. Derek has five years’ experience as a principal systems engineer, Web designer, and technical writer at Lotus, a division of IBM.
- Tim Armstrong is Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas School of Law, and Harvard Law School, and was a law clerk to Circuit Judge John Minor Wisdom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He practiced as an appellate litigator for ten years with a large Washington, D.C. law firm.
- Jane Yakowitz Bambauer is Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in Tucson, Arizona. She is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School. Jane spent three years working as research director for Project SEAPHE at University of California-Los Angeles School of Law.
We hope you enjoy it!