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[liberationtech] 11/15 - Stopping SOPA: Copyright, Free Speech, and Popular Constitutionalism

Maira Sutton maira.sutton at
Thu Nov 1 11:50:03 PDT 2012

Hi Yosem,

I'm really interested in hearing this talk but may not be able to make it
down to Stanford from the city.
Will this talk also be webcast?

Many thanks,


Maira I. Sutton
International Intellectual Property Coordinator
Electronic Frontier Foundation -
maira at
maira.sutton at (personal email)
415.436.9333 x175

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at>wrote:

> When: Thursday, November 15, 2012
> 12:50pm - 2:00pm
> Stanford Law School - Room 280B
> 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305
> Free and open to the public.
> To RSVP, click here:
> During late 2011 and January 2012, millions of people protested the
> passage of the controversial copyright bill the Stop Online Piracy Act
> (SOPA) in Congress. The protests culminated in the largest online
> protest in the history of the Internet, with web giant Wikipedia and
> thousands of other websites going black in a day of self-censorship.
> In a few short months, the protesters achieved something remarkable:
> they defeated money, politicians, Hollywood, and the copyright lobby,
> all in the name of a “free and open Internet.” This talk with
> Professor Edward Lee, explains these grassroots movements as a form of
> popular constitutionalism. Courts didn't define speech rights. People
> did. And, in the end, it was the people's view of free speech that
> carried the day.
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