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December 2010 Faculty Briefs

Associate Professor Tracy Reilly's article "Debunking the Top Three Myths of Digital Sampling: An Endorsement of the Bridgeport Music Court's Attempt to Afford 'Sound' Copyright Protection to Sound Recordings," was recently cited in an appellate brief filed in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. The article, published in 2008 in the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, was cited for the proposition that digital sampling is a physical taking and, therefore, a violation of copyright laws.

Professors Denise Platfoot Lacy, Monique Lampke and Susan Wawrose participated in the Student to Lawyer Symposium, sponsored by the Supreme Court of Ohio's Commission on Professionalism, on December 3 in Columbus, Ohio.

Kelly Henrici, executive director of the Program in Law and Technology, and Susan Wawrose, director of Graduate Programs in Intellectual Property and Technology Law, appeared on the "Education Report," a weekly radio program produced by Sinclair Community College, on Oct. 31.

Ken Germain, the distinguished professorial practitioner in residence and an attorney at Wood Herron & Evans, was named the "Cincinnati Best Lawyers Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 by Best Lawyers.

Professor Susan Brenner has a chapter, "Grand Jurors Speak," in Grand Jury 2.0, published in November by Carolina Academic Press and edited by Roger Fairfax, a professor at the George Washington University School of Law. The book arose from a roundtable on grand jury practice held at the George Washington University School of Law in 2009.

Brenner is also coauthor, with Theodore A. Wood '98 and attorney Leo L. Clarke, of "Cyber Security, Intellectual Property, and New Cyberspace Threats," published by Aspatore Books.

Brenner discussed "Restitution and Forfeiture in Online Child Pornography" cases at the Third Annual Sentencing & Reentry Institute and Criminal Justice Legal Educators Colloquium on November 5 in Washington, D.C. The program was sponsored by the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice section.

Professor Tom Hagel published three revised books this fall. LexisNexis issued 2010-2011 editions of Hagel's Ohio Criminal Practice and Procedure and the Ohio Manual of Criminal Complaints and Indictments, while Matthew-Bender published a revised edition of his four-volume set of Ohio Forms of Pleading and Practice (Ohio Rules of Evidence and Criminal Procedure).

Hagel was also quoted in a Dayton Daily News article, "Mom: Daughter stabbed stepfather to 'protect me,'" on October 15.

Tim Swensen, assistant dean and director of career services, published an article, "My Ohio: 50 Acres and a Tin Roof," in the November 2010 issue of Ohio Magazine.

Professor Jeff Morris was quoted in a Toledo Blade article examining the rate of bankruptcies in Northwest Ohio.

Professor Jim Durham was quoted in an article, "Flawed paperwork morass could hurt banks, housing market, a report says," in the Dayton Daily News November 20.


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