Dean Raymond T. Nimmer, a leading legal thinker on copyright issues, recently described for a law school audience the high-stakes and well-financed legal battle between Internet and cable content providers and their users.
Prof. Nimmer was the inaugural speaker for the K&L Gates Vaunted Intellectual Property Speaker Series, held Tues., Aug. 26 at the law school.
He is the Leonard Childs Professor of Law, and co-director of the Intellectual Property and Information Law Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, in Houston, Tex.
In his presentation, “Information Wars – The Contest for the Soul of Intellectual Property,” Prof. Nimmer shared personal courtroom experiences to illustrate the complexity and significance of the conflict.
One of the foremost authorities on the subject of copyright, Prof. Nimmer has published numerous scholarly articles and critically acclaimed treatises, including “Information Law,” “The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions,” and “Modern Licensing Law.”
The first edition of his book “The Law of Computer Technology” received a national book award from the Association of American Publishers in 1985 and is currently in its third edition. He has also published a book on Information Law (West) and The Law of Electronic Commercial Transactions (Pratt & Sons, 2003) with Holly Towle. His most recent book is “Modern Licensing Law” (2nd edition, 2006, West Publishing) (with Jeff Dodd).