Friday, October 10, 2003

The power of Google: I was trying to find more information on a case I'm writing about in "Even More Parodic Than the Real Thing," an article on parodies and the law that ought to be coming out in the Trademark Reporter someday, possibly even soon, and Google brought me this (pdf file) -- a draft of that very article, hosted at Yale for Jack Balkin's media course. I'd sent him the draft and I knew he was using it for his class, but it was still surprising to see my article looking back at me. My first thought was that I had to change the title of my article, since someone else was already using it, until I realized what had happened.

O brave new world, that has such search engines in it.