This has been an awesome start to the VI Computer Law conference, although I don’t know if I’m allowed to say this as one of the organisers, so take my praise with a pinch of salt. The first Geek Law workshop had a bit of everything geek: killer robots, SETI, the Matrix, Power Rangers, virtual property, MMORPGs, anime, manga, porn, thermodynamics, Harry Potter, 1984, and more references to Monty Python than the Holy Grail’s special edition DVD. We also discovered that Disney and Beckham are geek too.
My highlights? Anime, anime, anime; a MIDI rendition of The Girl From Ipanema; feeling that gaming is OK (or not if you want a social life); and a limerick that ends with “De minimis non curat lex”.
Paraphrasing Lilian Edwards, “this was like a normal conference, but without all the boring papers”.