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Motion for Fees Filed in Poulsen FOIA case

We Filed our Motion for attorney's fees in the Poulsen FOIA case. FOIA includes a fee-shifting provision to encourage people to litigate to defend their rights-- when the government loses, it has to pay the other side's costs if they "substantially prevailed" and meet the test that they are entitled to fees. We're asking for ~$70,000 dollars to cover our litigation costs and attorneys fees and believe we should get all of it given the government's obdurate behavior in the case. Read more about Motion for Fees Filed in Poulsen FOIA case

Election Day Bloggers' Legal Guide

Lots of bloggers are planning to cover the 2006 general elections on November 7. But what are the legal issues that you need to understand?

Such as: Can you be in the voting area except to vote? (Not in Delaware) Can you ask people how they voted? (Not within 50 ft of polling place in Rhode Island). Can you take photos? (In CA it is illegal to photograph, videotape or otherwise record a voter entering or leaving a polling place). And so on. Read more about Election Day Bloggers' Legal Guide

blogher 2006

July 28- BlogHerCon workshop So you have this crazy idea: You want to start a community-based blog site, but aren't sure where to start. Susannah Gardner & Lauren Gelman are among those who will help you examine what's out there, define what you can do differently, and create a plan to develop content, promote your efforts and watch your back. Read more about blogher 2006

CIS Non-Residential Fellow Application Process now open

The Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is now accepting applications for the CIS Non-Residential Fellowship Program for the 2006-2007 academic year.

CIS Non-Residential Fellows work independently and with CIS staff and faculty on projects related to CIS' mission. These non-supported fellowships allow practitioners to benefit from synergies with Stanford Law School in their scholarly research. Non-Residential Fellows are encouraged to make their work available through CIS and to present their work at the CIS Speaker Series. Read more about CIS Non-Residential Fellow Application Process now open

Total Win for Free Speech in Apple v. Does

The Appeals court issued its ruling today in Apple v. Does.

The Court held that the Stored Communications Act prevents Apple from requesting the emails from the ISP and says they must go to the account holders directly.

The Court also held that the website editors were journalists entitled to claim California's Journalist Shield to prevent them from being held in contempt for not disclosing sources and to claim the First Amendment's protections for journalists. Read more about Total Win for Free Speech in Apple v. Does

Professor Kal Raustiala and Professor Chris Sprigman

Monday April 3, 2006
12:30-1:30 PM
Room 280A
Stanford Law School
Open to All
Lunch Served

The music, film, book, and software industries enforce their copyrights against pirates. But in the much larger global fashion industry, copyright does not protect most original apparel designs, and design "piracy" is a way of life. Why are the rules about copying seemingly so different in the fashion industry? And why is there so little apparent effort by the industry to change those rules? Read more about Professor Kal Raustiala and Professor Chris Sprigman


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