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MA SJC Ruling on Bail Instructive Re: Algorithms and Criminal Justice

One track of the Berkman Klein Center’s work on artificial intelligence ethics and governance concerns the use of algorithms, machine learning, and related technologies in ways that impact social and criminal justice. Among other things, this research examines technologies employed by courts in their disposition of … Continue reading

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Welcoming Kendra Albert and Kicking Off the 2017-18 Academic Year! 

With September just around the corner, we here in the Cyberlaw Clinic are eager to get the fall semester underway. And, we are especially excited to announce that the start of the new term comes with a new addition to our practice and teaching team in the form … Continue reading

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Congratulations, HLS Class of 2017!

This past Wednesday — May 24th, 2017 — marked Class Day at Harvard Law School, which takes place each year one day before the University-wide commencement ceremonies.  It’s one of our favorite days of the year here at the Cyberlaw Clinic, … Continue reading

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Student Commentary on the Clinic’s Internet Jurisdiction Work

The HLS Clinical and Pro Bono programs blog currently features a post by spring 2017 Cyberlaw Clinic student (and graduating Harvard Law School 3L) Alicia Solow-Niederman.  The piece highlights Alicia’s work this semester with Clinic Assistant Director Vivek Krishnamurthy and our friend and … Continue reading

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HR Journal, Panel on Technology and Law Enforcement — April 1st

Join Mason Kortz from the Cyberlaw Clinic along with an all-star roster of speakers on April 1, 2017, at Harvard Law School about technology and law enforcement — “Over-Policed and Under Protected: Technology, Law Enforcement and Minorities.” Sponsored by our friends … Continue reading

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Clinic Students and Staff Release Working Paper on Online Content Takedown Orders

In areas ranging from the so-called “right to be forgotten” to intellectual property to defamation, there is an ongoing debate over how legitimate national laws and preferences should be applied and enforced online in the content takedown context. At the … Continue reading

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Clinic Files Amicus Brief Supporting Family’s Right to Access Dead Relative’s Emails

On February 21, 2017, the Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief on behalf of several trusts and estates law scholars and practitioners in Ajemian v. Yahoo!, Inc., Mass. Supreme Judicial Court No. SJC-11917. The brief supports the plaintiffs-appellants in the case. The … Continue reading

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Clinic Supports Reporters Committee, Other Media Entities, w/Amicus Filing on MA Anti-SLAPP Statute

On January 24, 2017, the Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief (pdf)  on behalf of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in the case, Steinmetz v. Coyle & Caron Inc., First Circuit No. 16-1996. The brief supports defendant-appellee in the case, and the … Continue reading

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Kenyan Court Knocks Down Criminal Defamation, Safeguards Freedom of Expression

Efforts to create more space for free expression in Africa have been strengthened by the Kenyan Judiciary. In the case of Jacqueline Okuta & Anor vs. AG & Others, the High Court of Kenya on 6 of February 2017 annulled … Continue reading

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Welcome Clinical Fellow Mason Kortz!

We are excited to kick off the spring 2017 semester at Harvard Law School this week with a brand new member of the Cyberlaw Clinic teaching team, as Mason Kortz joins us as a Clinical Fellow.  Mason comes to the Clinic after clerking … Continue reading

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