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New Year, New Proposals

If you're checking-in to read this blog, thank you for hanging in with me. I went away on a long trip over the holidays to India (among other places).

Talk on trusted computing

On March 28, 2005, I will give a talk on the legal and policy implications of trusted computing at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. More information can be found here.

We lose.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for DC upheld the rates that the librarian set, and found the non-participant plaintiffs had no standing.

DRM book

For the German readers: my doctoral dissertation on DRM, which was published in 2002, has been out of print for some time. But now the publisher has agreed that I can publish the original PDF file on my homepage. So here it is (544 pages, 3.37 MB, written in German).

Current Main Writing Projects

Book-length projects
The Making of the Great War Generation (in progress)
A comparative biography reexamining the meaning of generation, with particular attention paid to gender and those not generally included in the canonized literature (although the canonized writers are very much part of the project.) Individuals discussed include Vera Brittain, Erich Maria Remarque, Edmund Blunden, Mary Lee, Malcolm Cowley, Ezra Pound, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, R.C. Sherriff, Robert Graves, and many, many others.

10 Years Not Enough for Torturer

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Given the physical and sexual abuses heaped on Iraqi prisoners by Charles Graner, I do not believe that 10 years imprisonment is long enough. If a military sentence is similar to a federal sentence, this would mean that he could get out in 8.5 years (given at 15% reduction for good behavior).

His sentence will presumably be a benchmark for other sentences--which will likely be even lighter.

Superior Orders?

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One aspect of the Graner case puzzles me. Graner's defense to the court martial was that he was ordered to soften up the prisoners.

But, even if he was ordered to torture prisoners, is that really a defense under military law? I had thought that the defense of superior orders had been rejected, beginning with the trials in Nuremberg. Does our military law actually permit such a defense?

Apply to be a CIS summer intern

SUMMER INTERNSHIP POSITION WITH STANFORD’S
CENTER FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School is hiring a Summer Intern to work public interest issues involving technology and the Internet.

The Center for Internet and Society is a leading center for the study of the relationship between the public interest, law and technology. CIS was founded by Professor of Law Lawrence Lessig and is headed by Executive Director attorney Jennifer S. Granick, who also teaches the Cyberlaw Clinic.

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Center for Internet and Society
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Residential Fellowship 2005-2006

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS), located at Stanford Law School, is offering a one-year Fellowship (2004-2005) to work in conjunction with its Cyberlaw Clinic on public interest litigation and to produce independent scholarship related to civil liberties, technology and the Internet.

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