A new article in the SMU Journal of Air Law and Commerce argues that it's legal under international law to own lunar property, and that the establishment of property rights for the moon is necessary to provide the financial incentives for lunar settlement.
It's a rather intriguing concept although I wonder how the lunar real estate market would operate in practice. Can you say Klaatu barada nikto?
Amazon.com is now selling law review and other scholarly articles, as noted by TaxProf Blog. How do law faculty feel about this, when they have already given up their exclusive rights to their scholarship? See an earlier novalawcity post on Lawrence Lessig's pledge to stop publishing in law reviews.
To see how this process works on Amazon.com, look up an author, e.g. Cass R. Sunstein. Along with his books, articles are sold for $5.95 each. In his case, results include law reviews as well as articles from other publications such as Accounting Review and Washington Monthly. His biography, reprinted from the publication Contemporary Authors, is available for $2.30.
Jurist notes that Prof. Lawrence Lessig has published his last article in a law review. Lessig made this statement on his blog last week: "I will not agree to publish in any academic journal that does not permit me the freedoms of at least a Creative CommonsAttribution-Noncommercial license."