This month topis will be:

Presenter: Connie J Mableson

Topic: Open Source programs for virtual worlds

 

Presenter: Phillip Waclawski

Topic: Blender

 

Connie J. Mableson is the Managing Director of Mableson Law Group (Connie J. Mableson, PLLC), in Phoenix, Arizona.  In practice for 28 years, she focuses on six practice areas, Intellectual Property, Arts & Entertainment Law, Corporations & Limited Liability Companies, Games and Virtual Worlds, and Estate Planning and Probate Litigation involving Intellectual Property and Digital Assets.  She has been recognized as the “Best of the Bar,” - Top 10 IP Attorneys in Arizona (2005) by the Phoenix Business Journal, and the Top Boutique Firm for IP (2007) by the Phoenix Business Journal.

Ms. Mableson is also known for her international work with Virtual Worlds such as Second Life and other MMO’s.  She made history as the first attorney to open a law practice in a virtual world when she launched her Intellectual Property Resource Center in Second Life in 2005.  She also made Internet history when she represented the very first business to commercialize the Internet, “Cybersell” (aka “Cantor & Siegel”).  In Spring 2010, Connie taught the first class of its kind at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law called “Governance of Virtual Worlds.”  Her first book about copyright and virtual worlds running open source platforms, “DMCA Handbook for Virtual World Owners,” will be published this summer.

Ms. Mableson is a graduate of the University of Denver (with Honors) and the Gonzaga University School of Law (cum laude), where she participated on the moot court team and served as Editor of the Canadian-American Law Journal.

She is an avid sci/fi fan and gamer.  www.mablesonlaw.com

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