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Sam is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He received his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Cornell Law School in 2001, where he was Managing Editor of the Cornell Law Review. In December 2006, he completed an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law at the American University in Cairo, where he also intensively studied the Arabic language and got to witness the veritable explosion of Egyptian blogging activity in recent years. Before moving to Cairo, Sam was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. Sam also clerked for the Honorable Lewis Kaplan in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. As a clerk, Sam worked on numerous cases involving intellectual property and emerging technology issues and assisted Judge Kaplan in preparing his remarks for the 2001 Brace Lecture for the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. which addressed the Judge’s controversial opinion in Universal City Studios, Inc. v. Reimerdes.


Sep 17, 2009

Radio Berkman 130: Adventures in Anonymity, Part One

This week on Radio Berkman: Dan Jones discusses the ins and outs of a growing number of legal cases involving anonymous online speech with Sam Bayard, assistant director of the…

Feb 2, 2009

CMLP: "Virginia Blogger Targeted With Outrageous Subpoena"

Last week CMLP reported on an overreaching subpoena served against Charlottesville, Virgina blogger Waldo Jaquith...

Jun 11, 2008

Prince, Bootlegging, and Copyright Protection for Live Performances

Citizen Media Law Project assistant director Sam Bayard follows up on the "Prince/Radiohead/YouTube flap," raising some additional questions and asking, "Copyright geeks and fair…


Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control - Spring 2008

This course examines current legal, political, social, and technical struggles for control of the global Internet—and the content and relationships it conveys.


May 6, 2008 @ 1:30 PM

Citizen Media Law Project @ 1

David Ardia, Sam Bayard, Tuna Chatterjee

David Ardia, Sam Bayard, and Tuna Chatterjee of CMLP discussed trends in online publishing and previewed the CMLP database of subpeonas, cease-and-desist letters, and other…