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Ms. Gelman is currently managing the campaign to “Reclaim the Public Domain” through legislation designed to limit the term of copyright protection for works abandoned by their creators. She will discuss this and other issues that she is exploring at CIS, including building democratic wireless networks, protecting anonymous speech, and liability for network security breaches at the July 15 Gracenet event at Zeum restaurant in San Francisco, at the corner of Fourth and Howard.
The California Supreme Court today struck down Intel's injunction preventing a former employer from sending email to current employees. The majority decision, while informed by public interest considerations, did not directly rule on the free speech issues in the case. Rather, the opinion finds that the CA trespass to chattle law requires a showing that the email harms the computer server to which it is sent, or there is no tort, and that there are compelling reasons not to change that rule for the Internet.
Today the California Supreme Court struck down the injunction preventing Hamidi from sending email to Intel employees. Stanford CIS wrote an amicus brief on Hamidi's behalf. The opinion can be found on the Hamidi case page, or by clicking here.
CIS Non-Residential Fellow Mark Cooper is quoted in this news story about the an FCC official stating that there is no need for new rules to prevent high speed ISPs from denying access to websites they do not have a business relationship with.
Also on June 20, 2003, RIAA and other groups representing sound recording copyright owners filed their brief in the D.C. Circuit arguing that the Librarian arbitrarily set their royalty rates and minimum fees too low. Every story has two sides, so here is theirs.