Thursday, April 28, 2011

Keith Aoki

An amazing copyright scholar, Keith Aoki, passed away yesterday at the age of 55. Most recently, Keith taught law at UC Davis, but much of his earlier career was spent at the University of Oregon School of Law where he taught several IP courses including, yes, copyright law. After Keith left UO for UC Davis, I had the amazing fortune to spend several years teaching the copyright law class at UO as an adjunct. I was unimaginatively humbled to slide into Keith's spot.

A wonderful write-up about Keith's scholarship and life work is presented on The Public Domain. I'm sure that more information will be provided in the days to come at the UC Davis law school site and the UO law school site.

Keith successfully merged his comic drawing talents with his IP scholarship. A copy of his entertaining and creative Pictures within Pictures should not be missed.

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