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Professor Alexandra Roberts Named Senior Fellow—Trademarks at GMU’s CIP2
Professor Alexandra Roberts, a leading expert on intellectual property and social media, has been named a Senior Fellow for Trademarks at the George Mason University Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2). CIP2 produces research, education and service at the intersection of IP and innovation policy to better understand and shape the means of innovation as a positive force for good. During her fellowship, Roberts will collaborate with center leadership on strategic plans, help identify law and policy questions for research and writing projects, and assist with planning and executing IP programming, with a focus on current issues in trademark law.
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Professor Kara W. Swanson Awarded SHOT’s Martha Trescott Prize
Professor Kara W. Swanson, a renowned expert on intellectual property and the history of science, has been named the winner of the 2022 Martha Trescott Prize by the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) in recognition of her article “Inventing the Woman Voter: Suffrage, Ability, and Patents,” published in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (JGAPE).
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Alexandra Jane Roberts Joins Northeastern as Professor of Law and Media
Alexandra Jane Roberts has joined the university faculty as professor of law and media within the School of Law and the Department of Music within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD) at Northeastern University. A leading authority on intellectual property and social media, Professor Roberts’ research focuses on federal trademark and false advertising law, particularly in cyberspace.
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Williams and Waldman Receive Northeastern University Grant
Professors Patricia Williams and Ari Ezra Waldman — along with colleagues in Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design — have been awarded a Northeastern University Tier 1 Grant for an innovative research project, “See Something, Frame Something.” The project will investigate how various governments and private companies collaborate to surveil marginalized communities. In addition to publishing its research findings, the project will host a nationwide hybrid convening at Northeastern in 2022 to deepen understanding of this topic and engage additional researchers and artists in conversations.
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Nasser Eledroos Joins CLIC as Managing Director
Nasser Eledroos has joined Northeastern Law's Center for Law, Information and Creativity (CLIC) as managing director. Eledroos is a public interest technologist whose professional experiences have been centered in using technology to inform public policy and law reform.
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In Industry Unbound, Waldman Exposes how Big Tech Systematically Undermines Our Privacy
There are many new privacy laws, tens of thousands of privacy professionals and new privacy offices all tasked with protecting our privacy from inside the information industry. So why does our privacy seem more out of reach than ever? Sunglasses that spy, in-home assistants that listen to everything, websites that track our every move online. These aren’t accidents. The system is working just as its designed to work. In Industry Unbound: The Inside Story of Privacy, Data, and Corporate Power (Cambridge University Press, 2021), Professor Ari Ezra Waldman exposes exactly how the tech industry conducts its ongoing crusade to undermine our privacy, undermine privacy law and subjugate us all in the process.
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