At this summer's Blogher Conference, I had the opportunity to hear Lauren Gelman, Associate Director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, and Dean of State of Play Academy present at the blogging communities session called, "So, You Have This Crazy Idea." She gave us a primer on copyright and fairuse, shared her experienced from a blogging community for law students, talked about her plans for teaching this topic on the 3-D virtual world, there.com.
The State of Play is a law and technology academy built in a virtual world. The purpose is to challenge the traditional means of delivering legal education. Lauren Gelman will be teaching a class called "Bloggers and Liability" and it will cover statutory and First Amendment protections for bloggers, recent cases that might affect them, and things you may need to worry about on a citizen journalism blog community site. The class runs this Tuesday, September 19 and Thursday, September 21, from 8:30-9:30 EST.
Lauren is soliciting questions from interested participants at the State of Play Academy course website (login required if you want to post; otherwise, you may just click “guest access”). If you’re interested in attending and have never been in There.com, Lauren can get you an avatar — just email her at gelman at Stanford dot edu.
Some additional resources:
Lauren Gelman's Blog
Beth Simone Noveck, cairns blog
JD Lassica's video of Lauren Gelman on copyright and personal media from Blogher, 2006 Conference
Susan Crawford's blog
Photo from Lauren Gelman's Blog