LTA-Blog is a new project started by students at the University of Washington School of Law. The purpose of this blog is to publish twice-weekly analysis of current legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts.
The blog is a part of the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, formally known as the Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce + Technology. The Journal collaborates with the Law, Technology & Arts Group (LTA), a new research program at the University of Washington School of Law. LTA was formed in 2009 when the University of Washington School of Law merged the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP), the Shidler Center for Law, Commerce + Technology, and the Graduate Program in IP Law & Policy into a single research unit. This new research group takes a comprehensive approach to the legal issues involving technological and artistic innovation.
The purpose of this blog is two-fold. First, this blog will analyze key emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce and the arts. This analysis will ensure that our authors and editors at the Journal stay abreast of emerging legal issues. Second, this blog will showcase research being developed by authors at the Journal. The Journal’s core mission is to publish clear and concise analysis of today’s legal issues. This blog will allow the Journal to continue to carry out its mission by quickly transmitting current legal information to busy attorneys and industry leaders.