Fall 2020


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Episode 1 of the podcast features UB School of Law professor Mark Bartholomew. Professor Bartholomew discusses the pandemic, contact tracing, and the tension between public health security and privacy in using technology to track the coronavirus. Mark Bartholomew received a 2018-2019 research grant from the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy to help support his research, “The Law of Advertising Outrage.”

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Photo by Gerd Altmann, Pixabay.

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“Drops of H2O (The Filtered Water Treatment)” by J.Lang (c) 2012 Creative Commons (3.0). Ft: Airtone.

Speaker Research Focus

Advertising Law, Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, Legal History

Speaker Bio

Mark Bartholomew writes and teaches in the areas of intellectual property and law and technology, with an emphasis on copyright, trademarks, advertising regulation, and online privacy. His articles on these subjects have been published in the Minnesota La Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, the George Washington Law Review, the William & Mary Law Review, the Connecticut Law Review, and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal among others. His book Adcreep: The Case Against Modern Marketing was published by Stanford University Press in 2017.

Host Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Host Bio

Azalia Muchransyah is a filmmaker, writer, and scholar from Indonesia. She is a Ph.D. Candidate in Media Study at University at Buffalo (SUNY), funded by the 2017 DIKTI Fulbright Scholarship. In 2019 she became a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory Scholar at HASTAC, a Social Impact Fellow at University at Buffalo (SUNY), and a Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Diversity Scholar at Ithaca College. Her research is on activist media, specifically for people living with HIV in Indonesian prison settings. Muchransyah's short films have been officially selected and screened in international festivals and academic conferences.

Producer Name

Azalia Muchransyah

Executive Producers

Samantha Barbas, PhD & Caroline Funk, PhD