Recent best: Sonia Katyal

Sonia Katyal in Scope Magazine, November 24, 2010

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Sonia Katyal is a professor of intellectual property and civil rights law at Fordham Law School in New York City. She is the co-author of Property Outlaws: How Squatters, Pirates, and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership (Feb 2010, Yale University Press), and she recently won a Warhol Foundation grant for her upcoming book, Contrabrand, which studies the relationship between art, advertising and intellectual property. Sonia recommends:

Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds, by Greg Lastowka, is a fascinating description of how the laws of creativity, copyright, and property are being reformed by the new frontiers of online gaming and virtual worlds. A must-read for anyone interested in the interface between law and technology.

What is the What, by Dave Eggers, is the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story of Valentino Achak Deng, one of Sudan’s “Lost Boys”, who managed to survive insurmountable odds in a war-torn republic to ultimately find his way to the United States. A story of courage, politics, humor and hope–recounted in Eggers’ inimitable style, this book leaves you simply awestruck by the power of the human spirit.