META Law. Or, Media, Entertainment, Technology & the Arts Law. Essentially, it’s the point where some aspect of all the other legal fields meet. It’s intellectual property, free speech, contracts, some civil procedure, and even a little bit of tax law. It’s exciting, dynamic, and probably relevant to you. That’s where we come in.
Beyond Clause 8 was started as the flagship project of the Media, Entertainment, Technology & the Arts Law Society at Michigan State University College of Law. In 2013, the blog came under the umbrella of the Intellectual Property Law Society (IPLS) and continues to be a forum for discussion of issues relating to IP, free speech, antitrust, technology, and everything in between. BC8 features the work of first-, second-, and third-year law students, as well as that of practitioners and policy experts.
Our goal is to provide practical insight and analysis into pressing questions surrounding intellectual property law, technology, and society’s consumption of culture. We seek to foster discourse on modern issues facing old legal constructs and the evolution of these constructs’ application to our everyday lives.
IPLS would like to take this opportunity to thank Professor Adam Candeub and the former members of the META Law Society for creating this forum for students and practitioners to express their thoughts on pressing intellectual property and related issues.