Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Benjamin Kaplan - R.I.P.

I've been away from the blogosphere for far too long and plan to reenter in the coming month or so. A lot is going on with open access, open education, Creative Commons, and at American University Washington College of Law.

But for now, I have to pay my respects to Benjamin Kaplan, who sadly has passed. A pioneer in the field of copyright law, Professor Kaplan also set the gold standard for authorial elegance in An Unhurried View of Copyright.

His impact on the field will be felt for generations to come.

Rest in peace.