web The pace of changes here tends to have an inverse correlation to the number and size of other web projects I am working on. (Lately, that means the site has barely changed in a year! Openlaw/DVD has, though, and Chilling Effects is picking up steam.)

I am now a Fellow with Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, where I helped to design and write the Center's patent-pending rotisserie discussion software. (The patent will be freely licensed to the public as part of our open-source courseware.) I also led the online lecture and discussion series Privacy in Cyberspace with Arthur Miller in 1999, offering real-video lectures, threaded discussions, and real-time socratic dialogues to the public.

I developed and now coordinate the Berkman Center's Openlaw project, bringing the model of open source and free software development to legal argument in the public interest. Openlaw connects lawyers and non-lawyers to develop arguments, strategies, and amicus briefs in important cases. In the Openlaw/DVD forum, we recently filed an amicus brief in Universal v. Reimerdes, one of the first cases testing the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The Openlaw participants' brief argued that the DeCSS program, and particularly hyperlinks to it, were protected under the First Amendment.

Programming: I've been working with Perl scripts, CGI, and a bit of PHP lately. Check out the Annotation Engine or track books on Amazon with bibliotrack.com. Sometimes the programming even intersects with law -- try the Lawcite UDRP research tool if you're researching cases in ICANN's domain name dispute resolution process.

I'm serving this website off a GNU/Linux machine on my DSL connection (and Speakeasy doesn't mind).






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