I am an Assistant Professor of Law at Albany Law School of Union University, in Albany, New York, and am the Interim Director of the Government Law Center. I teach Torts, Property, International Intellectual Property Law, Entertainment Law, and Cyber Law.
From January 2009 until June 2010, I was a Visiting Professor of Law at Michigan State University's College of Law, in East Lansing, Michigan, and before that, from 2003-2008, I was a Lecturer in Law and Director of the LL.M. Programme in Information, Technology and Intellectual Property Law at the University of East Anglia's Norwich Law School.
My primary areas of teaching and research revolve around property, technology, information, and intellectual property. I am especially interested in how property theories interact with conceptions of intellectual property. My published work is available on this site, as are my works in progress (when they're ready to be seen, that is). Some of my past writings (from my former life at the Government Law Center of Albany Law School or at Yale Law and the Information Society Project) are also available. Content you find here is licensed under a Creative Commons license (click the Creative Commons logo below to find out the details).
Since returning to the United States, I have returned to blogging, as well. I have been a guest blogger on "The Faculty Lounge" and also at madisonian.net, an excellent intellectual property and information technology group blog. I have also recently participated in the Intellectual Property Law Scholars program at Cardozo Law School and the Second Annual Innovation and Communications Law Conference at Louisville's Brandeis School of Law, as well as Ohio State University Moritz College of Law's "I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society" sponsored February 12, 2010 conference, "Youth and Digital Media" (by invitation).
I am very interested in the challenges posed by our increasing reliance on information and technology, and especially in how law, culture, society and government are reacting to those challenges. Also of interest are less technology specific legal topics, such as property and property theory, legal theory, competition policy, media policy, and globalisation. Of course, where these topics overlap with issues in information and technology, interest grows.