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Computer Voting Meeting in San Jose this Friday

A possibly critical meeting of the Finance and Government Operations
Committee of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is being held this
Friday Jan. 31 from 1:30 - 3:30 in San Jose at 70 W. Hedding St., 1st floor in the Isaac Newton Center. The purpose of the meeting is to decide whether or not to affirm the recommendation by the Registrar of Voters to purchase Sequoia touchscreen voting machines. Read more » about Computer Voting Meeting in San Jose this Friday

Edward C. Walterscheid

Art. I, sec. 8, cl. 8 of the Constitution reads: "Congress shall have Power To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." The Clause is typically known as the Copyright Clause, the Patent Clause, or the Intellectual Property Clause, but the power granted to Congress encompasses more than just authority regarding patents and copyrights. A more accurate descriptor is the Science and Useful Arts Clause. Read more » about Edward C. Walterscheid

Digital Rights Summit, February 19, 2003

AEA, Intel and DigitalConsumer.org are convening a Digital Rights Summit to discuss present and future regulation of the distribution, use, and manipulation of digital media. On the morning of Wednesday, February 19, 2003 IT industry executives, Congressional policymakers, consumer representatives, and industry analysts will gather to discuss how Washington’s debate over digital rights is affecting Silicon Valley businesses today. RSVP to Melissa Walia or call 650-208-4523. Read more » about Digital Rights Summit, February 19, 2003

Cyberlaw Clinic Student Wins Nymox Motion to Quash

Third year student Jennifer Elliott prevailed in her efforts to quash a subpoena issued by Nymox Corporation seeking personal identifying information about a psuedonymous Yahoo! message board poster. The District Court Judge ruled that the posts in questions were not actionable and upheld the right to speak anonymously on-line. Read more » about Cyberlaw Clinic Student Wins Nymox Motion to Quash

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