The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
On August 4, 2003, CIS filed a brief opposing the RIAA/DOJ Motion to Strike, pointing out that here, the Court needs to consider extra-record material in order to fulfill its constitutional mandate to reviewing the government's application of federal statutes for constitutionality. Some of the sources complained of are Congressional records or the Copyright Office's own web site! Moreover, many of the sources complained of are only provided for background or rhetorical purposes, not as evidence.
July 18, 2003- The RIAA and friends filed a motion to strike, from the webcasters' appeal briefs filed June 20, all references to any documents and sources not in the record created in the CARP proceedings below.
The Cyberlaw Clinic filed the opening brief yesterday in the Ninth Circuit appeal of the criminal conviction of a man who used email to inform his former employer's customers of a security flaw in their web mail service. The Clinic is challenging the conviction on the grounds that federal law does not prohibit security advisories and that such reports are protected by the First Amendment. For more information, visit the case file information on the docket page here.
The Cyberlaw Clinic filed the opening brief in United States v. McDanel today. This Ninth Circuit appeal challenges a man's criminal conviction for informing by email customers of Los Angeles-based Tornado instant messaging company of a security flaw in the company's web mail service in 2000.