I've started podcasting.
I've thought about doing this ever since a commenter on the blog found us after listening to a podcast on which I was a guest. The hospitable crew over at The Podgecast had let me guest ramble about IP law related to comics, movies, role-playing games, and pretty much any thing else. We even talked bout this blog and alternative ways to approach IP litigation.
I thought it would be a good idea to dig up some good resources for IP law podcasts and post them here.
Unfortunately, it was harder than I thought. There are a number of great IP law blogs. We reference a bunch in our sidebar. There are a few that focus on IP. Such as Peter Lando's IP Counsel or the Intellectual Property Colloquium (one of my favorites) that is associated with UCLA School of Law.
But there are many more good podcasts that talk about the law generally and sometimes about IP law. Robert Ambrogi who follows legal blogs and who writes about media law, notes a number of good legal podcasts and cohosts one himself.
Often, the podcasts that cover technology and the law are the best at covering IP. Denise Howell's This Week in Law is a great example. Another might be The Kennedy-Mighell Report (particularly as it relates to social media).
Still, one of my favorites is Entertainment Law Update with Gordan P. Firemark, Esq., the author of The Podcast, Blog and New Media Producer’s Legal Survival Guide.
I was encouraged by all of these efforts and thought, "How hard could it be?" i was also encouraged by a friend and former colleague, Melina Pinilla, who shares similar interests in legal issues and, more importantly, was willing to learn to edit a podcast.
I enjoy talking about legal issues related to the comics, games, movies, and books I like with folks who are also interested in them. A while back I was interviewed at Archon between presentations on character copyight and trademark, copyright and right of publicity in pop culture by The Backseat Producers. We discussed all of those issues in what is normally a podcast about movies. I've also spoken with Aron and Paulie about comic book litigation on Funny Books with Aron and Paulie at Ideology of Madness. Most recently, The Podgecast had me back and let me participate with an interview of Cam Banks who is the lead project manager for Margaret Weis Productions development of the licensed Marvel Heroes roleplaying game.
So, . . .
Melina and I have started a podcast called Law of the Geek, in which we discuss how legal issues shape geek culture and how geek culture shapes legal issues. If it sounds interesting, check out LotG Episode 1: Copyr-ight of the Living Dead in which, for Halloween, we discuss zombie copyright issues.