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speakers


2008

Nicole Ozer, ACLU of Northern California
Date & Topic TBA

Richard Rinehart, Berkeley Art Museum
Date & Topic TBA

2006

Yochai Benkler, Professor, Yale Law School
Topic: The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom
Date: Thursday, Apr. 27, 2006
Audio: mp3

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine
Topic: The Elephant in the Room of the Long Tail
Date: Thursday, Mar. 16, 2006 9:00 a.m.
Audio: mp3 (20mb)

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the School of Information Management Systems
Topic: Copyright and Consumer Protection: A New Role or Oxymoron?
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006

Nicky Ozer, Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director, ACLU of Northern California
Topic: Hollywood Film: Fact or Fiction Following 9/11?
Date: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006

Natali Helberger
, Visiting Scholar, Boalt Hall School of Law; Senior Researcher at the Institute for Information Law
Topic: "Invasion of the computer snatchers: the Sony-rootkit-incident - Looking at DRM from a consumer perspective"
Date: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006

2005

Tim Wu, Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford University; Professor of Law, Columbia University (as of January 1, 2006)
Topic: Networks, Apple, and the Future of Television
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005

Christopher Wolf, Partner, Proskauer Rose, Washington D.C.
Topic: Hate on the Internet: An Epidimic Without a Cure?
Date: Wednesday, Sep. 14, 2005

Daniel J. Solove, Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
Topic: The Digital Person: Technology And Privacy In The Information Age
Date: Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2005
Note: Prof. Solove has agreed to sign copies of his book, which will be for sale at the talk ($20).
Video of Solove Talk - Part 1 (9 MB)
Video of Solove Talk - Part 2 (14 MB)

2004

Molly S. Van Houweling, Assistant Professor of Law, Univ. of Michigan
Visiting Professor of Law, Univ. of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Topic: Creative Copyright Licensing
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004

Sara Boettiger and Hillary Freudenthal, of PIPRA and UAEM respectively Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA) and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM)
Topic: From AIDS to Agriculture: Increasing Access to Innovation in the Current IP Landscape
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004

James Burgett, Executive Director of the Alameda County Computer Resource Center
Topic: Bridging the Digital Divide
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004

Chris Hoofnagle, Associate Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center
Topic: Electronic Privacy
Date: Monday, Oct. 25, 2004

Wendy Seltzer, Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
David Djavaherian, Associate at Irell and Manella LLP, Newport Beach
Will DeVries, Associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, Washington D.C.
Topic: Garage Door Openers, Voting Technology and Computer Games: Recent Developments in the Digital Millenium Copyright Act
Date: Monday, Oct. 18, 2004

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the School of Information Management Systems
Topic: The Public Interest in Technology Law: The INDUCE Act
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004

Jason Schultz, Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Topic: EFF's Patent Busting Project
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004

Mark Webbink, Deputy General Counsel for Red Hat, Inc.
Topic: Is Intellectual Property Killing the U.S. Software Industry?
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004

Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Brown University Traveling Scholar
Topic: The Worst of Both Worlds? -- Xanadu and the Future of the Web
 Listen to Wardrip-Fruin's talk in mp3 format (36.3MB).
 Listen to Wardrip-Fruin's talk in ogg format (16.1MB).
 Listen to Wardrip-Fruin's talk and see his slides in this Flash movie (10.4MB).
 Click to advance the slides. There's no back button right now. So, if you click too far ahead,
 you have to click through all the slides and it will cycle back around.
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Robin Gross, IP Justice
Topic: Intellectual Property Rights and International Treaties and Trade Agreements
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2004

Peter Franck
, Center on Democratic Communications
Co-Sponsored with Boalt Chapter of The National Lawyer's Guild
Topic: Opening the Radio Spectrum: Law, Technology, and Community Action
 Listen to Franck's talk in mp3 format (24.7MB).
 Listen to Franck's talk in ogg format (21.2MB).
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 (Handout from talk)

2003

Brewster Kahle, The Internet Archive
Topic: Creating the Digital Library of Alexandria
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003

Daralyn Durie, Keker and Van Nest
Topic: Fair Use and the DMCA: The 321 Studios Case
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003

Barbara Simons, Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Voting Rights Technology
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2003

Dierdre Mulligan, Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic
Topic: Issues of Privacy in Digital Contexts
Date: Oct. 29, 2003

Fred Von Lohmann, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Topic: File Sharing 411
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the School of Information Management Systems
Topic: The Public Interest in Technology Law
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003

2002

Jim Dempsey, Deputy Director, Center for Democracy & Technology
Topic: Privacy & Security Post-9/11
Date: Thursday Nov. 14th, 2002

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the School of Information Management Systems
Topic: The Public Interest in Intellectual Property Law: Eldred v. Ashcroft
Date: Tuesday Sept. 24th, 2002

John Erickson, HP Research Labs
Topic: Digital Rights Management
Date: Friday Sept. 13th, 2002

2001

Hank Greely, Stanford University; Co-Director of Program on Genomics, Ethics and Society, and Program on Science, Technology, and Society
Topic: Stem Cells, Human Cloning, Policy and Politics
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001

Fred Von Lohmann, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Topic: Copyright and Civil Liberties: Recent Developments
Date: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001

Peter Franck,National Lawyers Guild; and Scott Fleming, Pacifica
Co-sponsored by the Boalt Chapter of the National Lawyer's Guild
Topic: Free Speech and the Media: The Pacifica / KPFA 94.1 Cases
Date: Tuesday Oct. 9, 2001

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the School of Information Management Systems
Topic: The Public Interest in Intellectual Property Law
Listen to Samuelson's talk in mp3 format.
Listen to Samuelson's talk in RealAudio format.
Date: Wednesday Sept. 12th, 2001

Frederick Abbott, Visiting Professor of Law, Boalt Hall
Thomas Bombelles, Director of International Governmental Relations, Merck & Company
Moderator: Professor Eric Rakowski
Co-sponsored by the Health Care Law Society
Topic: Patients v. Patents: The debate over AIDS drugs in Africa.
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2001

2000

Louis Touton,Vice-President and General Counsel, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Topic: ICANN, new TLDs, and the UDRP
Date: Nov. 20th, 2000
Download: You may need to right-click the links below to download the lecture notes.
PowerPoint Presentation (HTML format)

M. Scott Donahey, Lecturer, Santa Clara School of Law
Topic: The Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Process
Date: Nov. 9th, 2000, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Note: Students should complete UDRP readings before this lunch session.

Jake Warner, Founder, Nolo Press
Topic: The Napsterization of Legal Information
Date: Nov. 1st, 2000

Mark Lemley,Professor, UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law
Topic: Political Speech, IP and Mastercard v. Nader
Date: Oct. 16th, 2000
Note: This event is open to Berkeley students only.

Robin Gross, Cyberspace Attorney @ Law, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Topic: What is fair use and what does it mean to me?
Date: Sept. 27th, 2000

Pamela Samuelson, Professor, UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law and the School of Information Management Systems
Topic: The Public Interest in Intellectual Property Law
Date: Sept. 11th, 2000


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