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- Access to Knowledge
- Foreign Affairs in the Internet Age
- Knight Law and Media Program
- Media Freedom of Information Access Clinic
- Privacy Lab
- Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice
- Visual Law Project
- Wikimedia Initiative on Intermediaries and Information
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2017–2018 Past Events
12:05PM to 1:30PM
This panel considers several novel and promising means to increase access to justice for plaintiffs that might not otherwise be able to bring suit. First, the internet provides access to novel forms of litigation funding. By providing a platform through which many people can make small donations, the internet allows for crowdfunding of lawsuits. Through crowdfunding, people or organizations can bring lawsuits they could not otherwise afford. Access to online case data also allows funders to use different criteria to select suits for funding.
Online Governance Delivery In India & South East Asia - Are Platforms Succeeding Where Governments are Failing? Raheel Khursheed, Twitter India
12:10PM to 1:30PM
The Government of India uses Twitter effectively to communicate with citizens. Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) and his cabinet ministers use Twitter to share updates on economic development policies, make public announcements, and even use the platform to bring people together over a flagship campaign.
1:00PM to 2:30PM
9:00AM to 2:00PM
We’re celebrating Software Freedom Day with a full day of workshops and demos!
From Narrative to Transparency - How General Counsels (esp. from Silicon VaIIey) are Leading the Evolution of Law with Paul Lippe
12:10PM to 1:10PM
From Narrative to Transparency - How General Counsels (esp. from Silicon VaIIey) are Leading the Evolution of Law with Paul Lippe View Video
6:00PM to 7:00PM
Please join the Yale Visual Law Project for our introductory meeting on Wednesday, September 20th from 6-7pm in SLB 124! This year's Co-Chairs will introduce the Visual Law Project, review upcoming programming, and have a conversation about what members are looking for from VLP this year. All welcome!"
Better Than Rage Against the Machine: Saving Privacy in One Hell of a Dangerous World, Eben Moglen '85
2:00PM to 3:00PM
Privacy is about environment, not transaction and consent. To the world’s owners, we hear now, data is the new petroleum. Privacy destruction is thus global warming on Internet time. Free software and free culture came into existence in the 20th century because people foresaw the threat to human freedom from networked computers collecting behavior, even as the NSA was inventing the mathematics of data-mining. This talk attempts to provide a historical view: from the primordial slime to the current mess, as a great Yale historian used to say. It will illustrate how, by thinking globally
12:00PM to 1:30PM
The book is available at the Yale Bookstore if you would like to get it signed after the talk. View Video
12:05PM to 1:30PM
One hundred years ago in early 1917, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band released the first widely disseminated jazz recording. This recording included the song “Livery Stable Blues,” which quickly became the subject of copyright infringement litigation in the case Hart v. Graham. This case ended in a court decision that soon became virtually invisible, at least in the legal universe. This legal case highlights the impact of curation, long recognized in artistic spheres but generally not acknowledged as such in law.