Howard University

Selected Publications


Overdue legal recognition for African-American artists in ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright case: The Seattle Times
Article discusses why the recent Blurred Lines verdict is not only supported by the copyright law, but is an important development in the field of IP social justice. The article was written by Professors Sean O’Connor and Lateef Mtima, and entertainment attorney Lita Rosario.

“So Dark the CON(TU) of Man: The Quest for a Software Derivative Work Right in Section 117”, 69 U. Pitt. L. R. 1 (forthcoming Fall 2007);

“Natural Law and Positive Social Utility in the Digital Copyright Age” Ad honorem Ion Dogaru: Studii juridice alese 255 (Editura All Beck, Bucuresti 2005);

“Protecting and Licensing Software” Copyright and Common Law Contract Considerations” The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 22, No. 3, March 2005 at 13; “Tasini and Its Progeny: The New Exclusive Right Or Fair Use on the Electronic Publishing Frontier?”, 14 Fordham Intell. Property, Media & Ent. L. J. 369 (Winter 2004);

“The Road to the Bench: Not Even Good (subliminal) Intentions”, 8 U. Chi. L. Roundtable 135 (2001);

“Protecting Non-literal Elements of Computer Programs: Comparing the Approaches of Whelan and Altai”, Intellectual Property Counselor, No. 36, at 2, December 1999; “African-American Economic Empowerment Strategies for the New Millennium- Revisiting the Washington-Du Bois Dialectic”, 42 Howard Law Journal 391 (1999).

updated: June 8, 2015