This talk will explore the ways in which changes in the architecture of communications technologies call into question the doctrinal approaches the Supreme Court and lower courts have taken to constitutional conflicts between speakers and property owners--that is, First Amendment challenges to legal regimes protecting real, personal, and intellectual property. If we want to take these First Amendment questions seriously, and we should, it may be time to recalibrate the doctrine machine.
Monday, November 19, 2001
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Stanford Law School
Light refreshments will be served.
Molly Shaffer Van Hoe Houweling is a visiting fellow at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. Ms. Van Houweling graduated in June 1998, from Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. As a student, Ms. Van Houweling was active in Berkman Center activities, serving as head teaching fellow for the Center's inaugural cyber-course, "Privacy in Cyberspace." In 1998-99, she was a full-time Berkman Center fellow, researching application of the state action doctrine to private Internet content filtering and developing the curriculum for Harvard’s "Internet and Society" course. She also helped spearhead the Berkman Center’s efforts to work jointly with law schools, law firms, and other organizations interested in emerging Internet policy issues. Ms. Van Houweling was also Senior Advisor to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) from November 1998 to June 1999. She comes to CIS after clerking for Judge Michael Boudin, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.