Legal Questions for a possible conference panel on Intellectual property
7 Jun 2008 - 5:55am
6 years ago
This is a lively discussion. I'm on the CHI2009 conference committee
for usability and user experience and I'm proposing a panel with IP
lawyers to discuss patents and other issues that are relevant to
designers and usability practitioners. Aside from the issue of
patents, I would be curious what other legal questions this group has
beyond the debate about patents. For example, there are many
copyright issues like the use of thumbnail images in products and for
usability practitioners there are issues around the use of sweepstakes
as incentives for questionnaires. There are issues around the rights
of artists and visual designers (strong in Europe anda few few states
in the USA) and issues with those complex NDAs we ask people to sign.
What about fair use?
So, I can't promise that the legal panel will get accepted (safe
harbor statement ), but I think that there are many issues and
controversies that would be of interest so if you want to post legal
questions here or send them to me offline, that would be great. I'll
use those to help generate the proposal with some savvy IP lawyers who
work in software.
Is there a date for an IxDA conference? I would be happy to organize
something for that as well. Patent law is changing and copyright is
still catching up with electronic media and every now and then
questions pop up about the legality of non-competes (not allowed in
CA, but in most other states they are legal for up to 2 years).
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 10:51 PM, Andrei Herasimchuk
<andrei at involutionstudios.com> wrote:
> > On Jun 6, 2008, at 6:23 PM, Kontra wrote: > >>> Are the people who are trying to maintain plausible deniability also >>> going to >>> claim that they never visit a news site? >> >> Or use a PC at a library? Or a friend's house? Or AOL or some other >> proxy server? Or prove in the negative that they didn't access what's >> otherwise publicly available? Etc. > > I've got an idea... why don't those of you who seem to not believe the very > credible sources on this list (myself, Dan, Jared, Chauncey, Katie, Josh, > etc) who are telling you it's a real issue do yourselves a favor and go talk > to an IP or patent lawyer and let them explain it to you. It appears some of > you obviously don't believe us, so please go discuss it with someone else > who has a law degree so we stop wasting your and our time trying to tell you > something those same people with law degrees already told us. > > -- > Andrei Herasimchuk > > Principal, Involution Studios > innovating the digital world > > e. andrei at involutionstudios.com > c. +1 408 306 6422 > > ________________________________________________________________ > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)! > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help >