Denise received her BS in public relations and MA in communications management at Simmons College in Boston, MA. Prior to attending law school, she worked in high-tech and consumer public relations. Most recently, Denise worked at SHIFT Communications, a PR agency with expertise in social networking. While there, she worked with clients to incorporate emerging communications technologies into media programs. Her related interests include evolving forms of digital communication and their impact on our everyday lives as well as those in the media industry, how social media tools are changing the way our legal system operates, how companies are struggling to take advantage of and keep up with the “it” social networking tool of the day, and general free speech issues.

Recent Articles

DMCA CONTINUES TO QUASH TECHNOLOGIES RATHER THAN PREVENT PIRACY

Earlier this month, RealNetworks settled a two-year lawsuit with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the organization responsible for getting movies onto DVDs and encrypting them so consumers cannot make copies of them as they can with CDs. About a year and a half ago, RealNetworks released RealDVD, a software application that […]

POLICE ACROSS THE COUNTRY TAP INTO FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE TO SOLVE CRIMES

Forget surveillance video and eye witness accounts. More and more, Facebook, YouTube and other social media tools are providing evidence to nab the bad guys. While it might seem like a separate world when you post your every photo and constantly update your status online, it can have some very real consequences. One attorney […]

THE NORTH FACE V. THE SOUTH BUTT: MORE CONFUSING THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

Tired of watching “The North Face” logo transform from a brand of apparel into a status symbol in the halls of his school, Jimmy Winkelmann created his own brand of clothes mocking the outdoor clothing line called “The South Butt.”  Winkelmann’s company uses a logo very similar to that of The North Face […]

NEW FTC GUIDES ARE STRICT ON BLOGS, RAISE FREE SPEECH CONCERNS

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that it will now require bloggers to disclose when they are receiving any type of compensation in exchange for endorsing or reviewing a product, service or company. However, these regulations fail to consider the plethora of social blogs and forms of social media that may be […]

MACON PHILLIPS: THE MAN BEHIND OBAMA’S TRANSPARENT CURTAIN

It has been just over seven months since the Obama Administration vowed to be the most transparent White House to date by partaking in online social networking directly with citizens. As part of this effort, Obama created a position entitled “Director of New Media for the White House” to oversee the White House’s […]