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Containment Airs on PBS’s “Independent Lens”

This week, PBS‘s “Independent Lens” is airing a remarkable documentary entitled Containment. Produced by Redacted Pictures and directed by Peter Galison and Robb Moss (working with co-producer and editor Chyld King), the film examines the challenges associated with disposal and storage … Continue reading

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Welcome Clinical Instructor Jessica Fjeld!

We could not be more excited to announce that Jessica Fjeld has joined us as a Clinical Instructor in the Cyberlaw Clinic!  Jess graduated from Columbia University and Columbia Law School and has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts.  She … Continue reading

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Mass SJC Issues Ruling on Cell Phone Seizure

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this week issued its decision in Commonwealth v. White, SJC–1197 (Sept 28, 2016). The case concerned the circumstances in which law enforcement officers may seize a cell phone to advance a criminal investigation. The SJC held that … Continue reading

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NH Ban on Ballot Selfies Held Unconstitutional

On September 28, 2016, the First Circuit issued its opinion in Rideout v. Gardner, holding that New Hampshire’s prohibition on sharing photos of marked ballots (or “ballot selfies”) — N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 659:35 (as amended in 2014) — is … Continue reading

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Access to Justice Lab Launches at HLS

We are excited to report that the Access to Justice Lab has gone live at Harvard Law School. HLS Professor Jim Greiner, who serves as Faculty Director of the Lab, is a pioneer in the use of rigorous research methodologies to … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic — Academic Year in Review:  2015-16

As often happens during the heat of the New England summer, we on the Cyberlaw Clinic team find ourselves thinking about the past academic year and looking ahead to the next. It is a great time to pause and reflect … Continue reading

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Clinic Supports Public Citizen and EFF in Small Justice Amicus Effort

The Cyberlaw Clinic supported Public Citizen and the Electronic Frontier Foundation in filing an amicus brief (pdf) today in the case, Small Justice LLC v. Xcentric Ventures LLC, Case No. 15-1506, pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Supports Amicus Effort in Border Shooting Case

The Cyberlaw Clinic and attorney Mahesha Subbaraman of Subbaraman PLLC submitted an amicus brief to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this week on behalf of civil liberties advocacy organization, Restore the Fourth, in the case, Rodriguez v. Swartz. … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Protects the Right to Post “Ballot Selfies”

The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief today (PDF) at the United States Court of a Appeals for the First Circuit, on behalf of the New England First Amendment Coalition and the Keene Sentinel. The case, Rideout v. Gardner, concerns a law … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic and Lumen Project Reps Contribute to Section 512 Study

On April 1st, the Copyright Office closed the initial comment period for a public study undertaken to evaluate the impact and effectiveness of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) safe harbor provisions, embodied in Section 512 of the United States Copyright … Continue reading

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