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Join us for a conversation at State of play academy.

All you need to do is:
(1) download the software. (only works on PC or PC emulator-- like Mac running bootcamp)
(2) Register an avatar and upgrade to voice or use a generic one listed at the end of this email.
(3) Log in and IM me and I'll "summon" you to our teaching location
(4) To be able to speak (instead of just type Questions, comments, etc) you need a headset.

Please contact me if you need help logging in.
gelman at stanford dot edu

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Classes

Public disclosure and the Fourth Amendment
Monday, 7 May (03:00 PM » 04:00 PM)
http://stateofplayacademy.com/

This class will discuss the "third party doctrine" established in the cases of US v. Miller and Smith v. Maryland.

Jennifer Stisa Granick joined Stanford Law School in January 2001, as Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Center for Internet and Society (CIS).

Revolving Door No More: Inevitable Disclosure and Its Potential Impact on Technological Public Infrastructure
Tuesday, 8 May (11:30 AM » 12:30 PM)
David Levine

I will argue, in sum, that trade secrecy's inevitable disclosure rule must be narrowly construed in the context of public infrastructure projects, especially if the government attempts to utilize such rights.
David Levine is a Resident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School (and a huge supporter of SOPA!)

Indirect Enforcement of the Intellectual Property Clause
Tuesday, 8 May (01:00 PM » 02:00 PM)
Associate Professor Chris Sprigman, UVA Law School

Indirect application respects Congress's lawmaking primacy and its lead role in elucidating the boundaries of its power under the Intellectual Property Clause. But it preserves an important - albeit ultimately not decisive - role for courts in determining what those boundaries are. And most importantly, it allows both courts and Congress to do what they do well

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=969999&high=%20sprigman

Chris Sprigman is an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he teaches intellectual property law, antitrust law, competition policy, and comparative constitutional law.

Election 2008 and the Remix Culture
Friday, 11 May (12:00 PM » 01:00 PM)
Things you can and cannot do when creating your own campaign ads or when covering the election.

Lauren Gelman is Dean of State of Play Academy and the Associate Director of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.

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