Wayne State Prof gets a mention in CNet

This past week I was listening to This Week in Tech, a podcast that talks about the latest tech news stories. They were talking about an article from CNet.com about the possible new DMCA law (copyright law). Out of the blue they quote from and give high credit to a professor from Wayne State University, Jessica Litman. It took my by surprise that 1) a WSU Prof was quoted in a national news article and 2) it was given notice by the tech-media giants (in my book, anyways).

Link to TWiT Episode #51
Link to the CNet Article
Link to Jessica Litman’s Home Page

Jessica Litman, who teaches copyright law at Wayne State University, views the DMCA expansion as more than just a minor change. “If Sony had decided to stand on its rights and either McAfee or Norton Antivirus had tried to remove the rootkit from my hard drive, we’d all be violating this expanded definition,” Litman said.

2 Comments so far

  1. rocket (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 9:43 am

    Professor Litman is often quoted in the media on digital copyright issues. Unfortunately this is her last semester at WSU, as she has been hired by University of Michigan Law School.


  2. Tom (unregistered) on April 29th, 2006 @ 2:58 pm

    I wonder if she is related in any way to Dr. Barry Litman in the school of Telecommunications at Michigan State.

    http://tc.msu.edu/people/dept/litman.html

    He’s a good professor and into things like digital copyrights and the DMCA.



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