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Cyberlaw Clinic Supports Patent Pandas Launch

The Cyberlaw Clinic is thrilled to have supported our friend Ji Qie and the rest of the team that launched patentpandas.org this week. The site aims to “help make patent law friendly for everyone,” offers stories from “[e]veryday people” about “their … Continue reading

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How Podcast Platforms Respond to Hate Speech: Clinic Releases New Memo

Content regulation emerged as a controversial topic earlier this year after right-wing personality and frequent conspiracy theorist Alex Jones had his Infowars podcast removed from most platforms, including Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, and RadioPublic. Amid a social media firestorm, platforms rushed … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Files Amicus Brief for Engine Advocacy, Eric Goldman in CDA 230 Case

The Cyberlaw Clinic recently filed an amicus brief (pdf) in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, on behalf of Engine Advocacy, a non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of the startup community, and Santa Clara University School of … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Helps Eliminate “Seven Words” Policy for Registration of .US Domain Names

The Clinic has had the honor of working over the past year, along with our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to support Jeremy Rubin in his efforts to register the domain name, fucknazis.us. Jeremy created his website and registered … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Welcomes (Back) HLS Students, Preps for AY 2018-19

The Cyberlaw Clinic is pleased to welcome back returning 2Ls and 3Ls and welcome new 1Ls and LLMs to Cambridge for the start of the 2018-19 academic year! We hope that everyone had a restful and reinvigorating summer. As we … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Supports Engine Advocacy in Challenge to Net Neutrality Rollback

The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief (pdf) this week in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, on behalf of Engine Advocacy, supporting petitioners in a set of consolidated cases challenging the Federal Communications … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Holds Cross-Border Killing Violated Victim’s 4th Am Rights

The Ninth Circuit issued an important decision last week in Rodriguez v. Swartz, allowing a Mexican mother to sue a United States government official over a cross-border shooting. The Court held that the defendant — Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz … Continue reading

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Harvard Law Bulletin Highlights Artificial Intelligence Initiative

The Harvard Law Bulletin‘s Summer 2018 issue highlights the work of the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, a project based jointly at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the MIT Media Lab. Members of the Cyberlaw Clinic … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Holds Warrant Required for Cell Site Location Information

The United States Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited ruling in Carpenter v. United States, holding that the government must get a warrant before obtaining cell site location information from an individual’s cell phone provider. The decision marks a significant … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up Academic Year 2017-18 — Congratulations, Graduates!

The beginning of June marks the arrival of summer interns — affectionately known as “Berkterns” — at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society and the Cyberlaw Clinic. As we begin to settle into our summer routine, we wanted … Continue reading

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