Why Is This Case So Quiet?

You may be wondering why nothing seems to have happened in this case since January. The reason is that the defendant, the owner of the copyright in the play "Peter Pan," is located in London in the United Kingdom. In order to obtain jurisdiction over the defendant in the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, California, CIS is having the defendant served according to the Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, a treaty signed by both the United States of America and the United Kingdom.

Peter Pan returns in "Peter's First Christmas"

CIS's Cyberlaw Clinic is defending author Emily Somma's rights to write new original stories about Peter Pan, a character created in 1902 who has been in the public domain for many years. Somma's first book about Peter Pan is After the Rain, A New Adventure for Peter Pan, published by Daisy Books.
Learn more about the Somma (Peter Pan) case here.

Cyberlaw Clinic Assists EPIC in Filing Comments on CAPPS II Privacy Act Notice

Cyberlaw Clinic student Catherine Harper assisted the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) in filing comments with the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) on the Privacy Act notice for the controversial Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening Program (CAPPS) II. The comments concluded that CAPPS II is "precisely the sort of system that Congress sought to prohibit when it enacted the Privacy Act of 1974."

a totally un-professional bio

Jake Wachman is the center's communications coordinator. As a junior majoring in Science, Technology, and Society, he escaped Milton, Massachusetts for California in August 2002. In the two years since, he's been working on projects such as this, this, this, and this, not to forget this.


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