Around the blogs. The IPKat's April Fool's Joke this year, which proved so controversial that it had to be withdrawn, is the subject of the Editorial in the June issue of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP), which you can read here. Beanstalk IP specialist, writer and thinker Miri Frankel has joined the IP Finance team. People who are none too fond of software patents and their impact on the world of open source, as well as those who take a keen interest in the arguments of their opponents, will enjoy FOSS Patents, a clearly presented blog by software developer Florian Mueller, founder of the somewhat less elegant NoSoftwarePatents campaign.
Elena Kagan has been nominated by President Barack Obama to fill the recent vacancy on the United States Supreme Court. But what is her position on intellectual property? The IPKat thanks his friend Shabtai Atlow for this link to The Hollywood Reporter, which reads:
"Hollywood's biggest worry about Kagan might be her philosophy on intellectual property matters. As dean of Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009, she was instrumental in beefing up the school's Berkman Center for Internet & Society by recruiting Lawrence Lessig and others who take a strongly liberal position on "fair use" in copyright disputes".