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Symposium on Madhavi Sunder’s From Goods to a Good Life, September 11-13

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  1. I don’t recall this symposium being announced earlier, perhaps it was. If not, I think in the future it would be helpful if readers are given more advance notice of such things, this allows us, should we want to do so, to read the book or paper in question prior to the symposium so as to be on the same page, as it were, with the participants. This also assures more appropriate and meaningful comments. It just so happens that I recently purchased this book, although I’ve yet to read it and may not get to it before the symposium’s conclusion.

  2. A.J. Sutter says:

    As often in other cases, I concur with Patrick in this, too.

  3. Deven says:

    Patrick,

    Thanks for the tip. Have other symposiums been announced much in advance?

    Best
    Deven

  4. Deven,

    I doubt it (at CO, that is), but I can’t recall. Crooked Timber and Opinio Juris, for instance, are two well-known blogs that do tend to announce such things in advance. And I might have brought it up before but didn’t…still, I would think there’s no compelling reason we can’t change things here in this regard.

    Thanks,
    P.

  5. Luis says:

    Crooked Timber both announces the reading well ahead of time, and also (of late) spreads the symposiums out – one post a day, so that there is time to read, digest, and have real conversation about each individual post. I’d highly recommend following that approach here in the future – there is no need to bunch up a lot of very smart, thoughtful comments into just three days. (That said, I still look forward to this… or at least to re-reading it once I’ve actually read the book.)

  6. Luis says:

    Also, I can’t be the only one amused by a book nominally about a critique of current IP regimes that is promoted by a link to Amazon, surely in the forefront of creating and enforcing current IP regimes for the “printed” word. Especially when the frontispiece seems to indicate that a version of the book is available via CC license from msunder.com. :)

  7. Deven Desai says:

    Ok got it . I will float earlier announcement and style with the group.