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Imagine that you are participating in a protest on a university campus. The campus police ask everyone to leave. Some protestors refuse to move, and suddenly they are doused with pepper spray by campus police. You pull out your cell phone and start recording, asking protestors to describe what happened. After some editing, you post the video to YouTube. Read more » about Protecting Journalism in the Digital Era
I’m excited to announce that Ron Dolin & I have started a new Program for Legal Tech & Design at Stanford. We’re based out of Stanford Institute of Design (d.school) for now, which is where I’m doing my one-year fellowship to bring Law & Design together. Read more » about The Program for Legal Tech + Design
One of the coolest konomark requests I've received so far came from Judi Pennella, who sought permission to use a photo of mine to decoupage a play kitchen cabinet for her 2-year-old granddaughter.
The photo is of a burner on an electric stove (below right). You can see in the picture she sent me (right), how she used it to make a simulated range.
Konomark is my project with CIS to create a simple way for people to signal their willingness to receive requests for re-use of photos or other copyrighted content on a no-fee basis. Read more » about Konomark and Decoupage – Who’d Have Thunk It?
Yesterday, the Fair Use Project at the Center for Internet & Society and the Electronic Frontier Foundation jointly submitted a set of comments in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Green Paper, Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy. Read more » about Fair Use Project and EFF Submit Comments on the Department of Commerce’s Green Paper on Digital Copyright
Co-authored with Patrick Mutchler. This is a project of the Stanford Security Lab.
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Net neutrality is a dead man walking. The execution date isn’t set, but it could be days, or months (at best). And since net neutrality is the principle forbidding huge telecommunications companies from treating users, websites, or apps differently — say, by letting some work better than others over their pipes — the dead man walking isn’t some abstract or far-removed principle just for wonks: It affects the internet as we all know it. Read more » about We’re About to Lose Net Neutrality — And the Internet as We Know It
NOVEMBER 1 UPDATE: I fixed the chart to correctly reflect that both bills authorized Amici participation and also allow the Constitutional Advocate to initiate and appeal to the FISA Court of Appeals. Read more » about A Tale of Two Surveillance Reform Bills
A recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) may expand considerably web portals’ liability for hosting users’ comments. In Delfi AS v. Estonia, the ECHR has found Delfi, one of the largest news portals on the Internet in Estonia, liable for anonymous defamation. Read more » about The European Court of Human Rights Holds Delfi.ee Liable for Anonymous Defamation