Beyond Clause 8 - Michigan State University

BC8 Bloggers
Informational Meeting
The Beyond Clause 8 Blog (BC8) was started as a flagship project of the Media, Entertainment,
Technology & Arts (META) Law group at Michigan State University College of Law (hence the
carryover name for the METAFeed. Clever, huh?).
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 intellectual property, free speech,
antitrust, technology and everything in between. The BC8 blog continues to feature the work of
first-, second-, and third-year law students, as well as that of practitioners and policy experts. The
goal of the BC8 blog is to open discussion on modern issues related to intellectual property and
technology. IPLS thanks the Intellectual Property Department and faculty, especially Professor
Adam Candeub and the former members of the META law group for creating this forum for
students to express their thoughts on pressing intellectual property and related issues.
What is BC8?
“scholarly blog”
Beyond Clause 8 is a blog concerned with
just that - topics both encompassed by
and beyond Art. I, Sec. 8, Cl. 8 of the
United States Constitution - the
"Copyright Clause." We've had articles on
privacy law, cyberspace law, emerging
technologies, and much, MUCH more.
The blog has two components: the Main
Page and the METAFeed.
The Main Page consists of full length
articles between 250-1500 words on
recent legal topics.
The METAFeed on the other hand, are
short blurbs about breaking legal news
posted with links to relevant news stories
- think Twitter.
Patent, Trademark,
Cyber Law, Internet
Law, Virtual Law
Trade Secrets
Communication Law
New Innovative
Use of Technology in
the Legal Field
BC8 Faculty Reviewers
In addition to general involvement and feedback from the IP Department
Faculty, Three Great Professors have agreed to take an active role in BC8…
Prof. Adam
Cyberlaw/ Virtual Law
Prof. Jennifer CarterJohnson
Prof. Nancy
International IP
First Amendment
What Are My
• Submit Potential Topics
• Draft a First Draft of the
First Article You Will
Academic Year
• Submit Drafts
• Edit Your Draft
• Edit the Drafts of Others
The Number of Articles Will Depend on How Many Writers, and How much YOU want to write about.
3 Main Page Blog Posts, Monthly MetaFeed Posts Per Academic Year
BC8 Application Process
Write-On Competition (2L’s & 3L’s) – Spring 2013
Submit An Application (available online or hardcopy)
What you’re interested in writing about
What your background is
1 page blog article on a topic for the BC8 blog
Submissions will be reviewed by Faculty & E-Board
Number of Writers Chosen Based on How Many Articles we
decide to post over the year
Deadline: Monday, April 22nd by 5:00pm Sharp!
EMAIL APPLICATIONS TO [email protected]
Why Join BC8?
Top 5 Reasons
(1) This is an opportunity to be a part of something NEW
and INNOVATIVE on campus
(2) Bragging rights for getting published on an up-andcoming legal blog.
(3) You'll get to brush shoulders with leading IP scholars
and professors and form relationships with MSU law
faculty and other students on campus interested in IP
(4) Hone your writing skills and increase your legal
knowledge - always a good idea.
(5) Résumé builder. Need we say more?
Ask us now!
Email Questions To:
IPLS President Vani Gujuluva at [email protected]
IPLS Vice President/WebMaster [email protected]

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