Thank you

Before I get started with substantive postings – the initial wave of static pages now complete – I’d like to first thank a few people who inspired me to get off my you-know-what and get this blog started.

J. Craig Williams, founding member of The Williams Law Firm, PC (Newport Beach, CA) and author of the May It Please The Court blog, first wrote about the Craigslist/Fair Housing Act suit, presently on appeal to the 7th Circuit, shortly after it was filed in 2006. The two of us exchanged several emails about the case, and Craig was kind enough to allow me to “guest post” on his blog when Judge St. Eve issued a ruling in the case. Thanks again, Craig, for that opportunity, which eventually (speed is not one of my strengths) encouraged me to start my own blog.

If you read blogs covering law and technology, you have no doubt come across Professor Eric Goldman’s Technology & Marketing Law Blog, which often features thoughtful summary and analysis of cases involving “derivative liability” and related issues. Eric is an Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, Director of the School’s High Tech Law Institute, and often quoted in the mass media opining on law & technology issues. As a regular reader of Eric’s blog, it was hard not to want to get more involved in this area of the law. Thank you, Eric.

Another thank you goes out to Evan Brown, an associate at the Chicago office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, who has spoken at several Chicago Bar Association luncheons in the past year or two on lawyer blogging, Section 230, etc. His presentations and accompanying materials amplified my interest in technology practice areas, and his blog – Internet Cases – is an excellent place to keep track of all things law and Internet.

I should add that several other CBA speakers, without knowing it, also persuaded me to further explore the intersection of law and technology after they gave compelling presentations to various section members over lunch. They include Paul D. McGrady, Jr. of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and Kenneth K. Dort, now of McGuireWoods LLP. Thanks guys.

Hopefully I haven’t left anyone out…

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