Pam is a Board Member of the Open Source Initiative and the principal of Chestek Legal in Raleigh, North Carolina. She works with creative communities, giving practical legal advice on branding, marketing, and protecting and sharing content. Pam has authored several scholarly articles, has a legal blog at Property, Intangible, and was formerly an adjunct professor at Western New England College School of Law.

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Law books in a library

Get to know the new OSI-approved Cryptographic Autonomy License and CERN open hardware licenses.
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Everyone has been a minority in a larger group. You lived overseas and were the only American. You...
Copyright is not registration.

Here's one list purporting to be the "10 Major Companies Which Are Supporting SOPA/PIPA" – Philip...
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Some time ago, at the very beginning of opensource.com, I wrote a post on the possibility of using...
Brand and community balancing on a see-saw

My friend and former colleague Chris Grams recently wrote a great article on the topic of extending...