Zittrain on "The Internet Music Copyright Wars", 10/22/03

On Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 1:00 p.m., there will be a joint meeting of the Computer and Internet Law Committee and Intellectual Property Law Committee at the Boston Bar Association - "The Internet Music Copyright Wars." Come hear a lively point/counterpoint discussion on a topic of great interest to anyone who listens to music and has a computer (and particularly a teenager) at home -- the music file swapping lawsuits brought by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Michael Best Joins Berkman Center as Research Fellow

The Berkman Center is proud to welcome Michael Best as its newest fellow for the 2003-2004 academic year.  Mike will focus  on the use of computers and communication in social and economic development.   He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor jointly appointed to the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the College of Computing at Georgia Tech where he also is Nunn Security Mid-Career Fellow.

Ann Beeson, Associate Legal Director of the ACLU, to Visit Berkman Center

The Berkman Center is pleased to host an informal discussion with Ann Beeson, Associate Legal Director of the ACLU, on October 21, 3:30-4:30pm in the Berkman Center conference room.  Ann will be talking about her work challenging the government's expanded surveillance powers under the USA Patriot Act.  In recent years, Ann has litigated several of the most important Internet-related free speech cases.  In November 2001, she argued before the United States Supreme Court in Ashcroft vs.