in propria persona is a blog dedicated to law and technology. It is written by me, Kristopher Nelson, a former software developer and systems administrator. I am now a JD/PhD student at UCSD focusing on law and technology. I also consult with clients to assist with their technology, research, and training needs. (If you need advice or assistance on such matters, contact me today for a free initial consultation.)
The point of in propria persona is, above all, to capture thoughts, ideas, and events that may form the basis of my future academic or professional scholarship or research. Because intellectual property is a core area where the law and technology overlap, it is a key area of interest for me. Additional topics include medicine and public health (e.g., vaccination), constitutional issues, search and seizure (wiretaps, for example), international and transborder law, legal research and writing, education, and government. On the technology front, the rise of social media (blogs, Twitter, etc.) is another core topic.
Content on inpropriapersona.com is copyright 2005 – 2011 by Kristopher Nelson. All rights are reserved, so if you want to republish a full article, please get my permission first. But if you just want to quote me, link to me, or otherwise make limited use of my work, remember you can do so under the fair use doctrine.