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Patchwork Protection: Copyright Law And Quilted Art, 9 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 855 (2010), Maureen Collins Jul 2015

Patchwork Protection: Copyright Law And Quilted Art, 9 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 855 (2010), Maureen Collins

Maureen B. Collins

Historically, quilts have been denied the same copyright protection available to any other expression in a fixed medium. When quilts have been considered protectable, the protectable elements in a pattern have been limited, or the application of the substantial similarity test has varied widely. One possible explanation for this unequal treatment is that quilting is viewed as ‘women’s work.’ Another is that quilts are primarily functional. However, quilts have evolved over time and may now be expensive collectible pieces of art; art that deserves copyright protection. This article traces the history of quilt making, addresses the varying standards of ...


The Lawyer Who Built Titletown: Gerald Clifford, The Green Bay Packers And Community Ownership, 14 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 3 (2013), Maureen Collins Jul 2015

The Lawyer Who Built Titletown: Gerald Clifford, The Green Bay Packers And Community Ownership, 14 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L.J. 3 (2013), Maureen Collins

Maureen B. Collins

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Training The Dragon®: The Use Of Voice Recognition Software In The Legal Writing Classroom, 48 The L. Tchr. 181 (2014), Maureen Collins Jul 2015

Training The Dragon®: The Use Of Voice Recognition Software In The Legal Writing Classroom, 48 The L. Tchr. 181 (2014), Maureen Collins

Maureen B. Collins

We are surrounded by technology – most of it designed to make our personal and professional lives easier. We have voice-assisted software at our fingertips. One conversation with Siri® and we know where to dine or who starred in our favorite movie. In the legal profession, technology is used not only to process words, but to conduct legal research, manage voluminous litigation documents, and track information on opposing counsel. Surely, then, there is a place for technology in the legal writing process.