Daily Stormer Hit With Judgment for “Troll Storming” First Female African-American Student Body President of American University

On April 30, 2017, Taylor Dumpson was inaugurated as the first female, African-American student government president at The American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. – my undergraduate alma mater.   The next day, a masked man hung “nooses with bananas inscribed with racist and derogatory messages around the AU campus.” Andrew Anglin, the publisher of the Neo-Nazi…

CLA/TIP Monthly Call – EFF’s David Greene on Deep Fakes and the Law

with David Greene, Civil Liberties Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation Wednesday, July 10th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# Private Chatroom During Call Background Materials Mark Zuckerberg “Deep Fake” Video David Greene, We Don’t Need New Laws for Faked Videos, We Already Have Them Danielle Citron and Robert Chesney, Deep Fakes: A Looming…

Maine Enacts ISP Privacy Legislation

In October 2016, the Federal Communications Commission in a 3-2 party-line vote adopted privacy rules for internet service providers. The rules imposed an opt-out standard, except for financial information, health information, precise geolocation information (as from your phone GPS), social security numbers, information relating to children, web browsing history, app usage history, and the content…

Revised Assange Indictment Triggers First Amendment Concerns, Complicates Extradition

On May 23rd the Justice Department returned a superseding indictment against Julian Assange that not only includes and expands on the prior claim stemming from an attempt to hack into the Pentagon’s Secret Internet Protocol Network but adds sixteen additional charges stemming from obtaining and publishing classified information. Counts 5, 18: Attempted Unauthorized Obtaining and…

Controversial Yelp Documentary Premieres Tonight in SF

In 2015, Prost Productions secured $90,000 from Kickstarter for the production of its documentary on Yelp, “Billion Dollar Bully.”  Yelp’s share price fell 5 percent immediately thereafter. Tonight in San Francisco, the film gets its long-awaited premiere at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco (click here for details/tickets).  The film will be available for purchase…

CLA/TIP Monthly Call – John Wierzbicki on the EU Copyright Directive

The New EU Copyright Directive with John Wierzbicki, Director Witkin Legal Institute Wednesday, May 8th at Noon Pacific Time Dial-in number 855-520-7605 / Passcode 1211276419# Private Chatroom During Call Background Materials The Painting to the Left Represents . . .  “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. A depiction of the sky in Norway following the eruption of the Krakota…