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Special Guest Michael Geist on Squawk Box Feb 1

We're going to have a minor celebrity on our call tomorrow in legal expert Michael Geist.  He'll be joining us to talk about the Canadian DMCA which will soon be before Parliament.  It's striking that our politicians are proposing such legislation now, given the acknowledged failure of American efforts. 

In any case, it promises to be an interactive and interesting session.

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  • Mitch Brisebois February 1, 2008, 3:47 pm

    I'm struck by the phrase "minor celebrity". I know it means no disrespect… it just seems odd. In the blogosphere, niche experts become celebrities, as is Michael.

    In the broader sense… Michael may be a minor celebrity after all (according to wikipedia…
    "A celebrity is a widely-recognized or famous person who commands a high degree of public and media attention. The word stems from the Latin verb "celebrere" but they may not become a celebrity unless public and mass media interest is piqued. For example Virgin Director Richard Branson was famous as a CEO, but he did not become a global celebrity until he attempted to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon."

    Geist's columns in popular media discussing IP / DRM etc are widely read.

  • Alec February 1, 2008, 4:11 pm

    Ah. I don't think of we bloggers as celebrities, except for perhaps Scoble and Arrington. I have immense respect for Michael, of course. That's the reason he's on iotum's advisory board!

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