2010 Clawbies Nominations

The 2010 Canadian Law Blog Awards (ie the Clawbies) has announced the opening of their nominations – in the spirit of the season, here are my three Clawbie noms:

  • James Gannon’s IP Blog – wading into the copyfight with elbows up takes some guts, and James consistently delivers with thoughtful, detailed posts which help illuminate some of the denser parts of copyright law
  • Condo Reporter – Denise Lash is a colleague, but I’m not just saying this because we’re on the same team: Condo Reporter, just launched in October, sets an awfully high standard for us over here in the Entertainment Law Group: content-rich (video! who knew?), informative, interesting and timely, Denise has taken to blogging like a fish to water
  • Legal Heresy –  for something completely different, I check out Jeremy Patrick’s blog about “the law and politics of blasphemy, religious freedom, secularism, and more…” – Jeremy’s incisive assessments of the interface where freedom of speech rubber meets religious sensibility road are always worthwhile

The attentive (okay, even the unattentive) will notice that I’ve focused on blogs which are comparatively new – the slaws, Geists, Sookmans and IPilogues of the world hardly need (more) props from this corner.  And that’s a testament to how deep the bench is in the Canadian blawging community – we’re at the point where the influence of some blogs is so pervasive that they’re just part of the environment.  It’s a good time to be a reader of Canadian law blogs, and here’s hoping that continues into 2011 (and beyond).

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Bob Tarantino

About Bob Tarantino

Bob Tarantino is Counsel at Dentons Canada LLP and focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection. His clients range from artists and independent producers to Canadian distributors and foreign studios and financiers at every stage of the creative process, from development to delivery and exploitation.

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