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[liberationtech] 11/15 - Stopping SOPA: Copyright, Free Speech, and Popular Constitutionalism
companys at stanford.edu
Thu Nov 1 20:26:35 PDT 2012
For all of you with questions about this event, please contact Elaine
Adolfo <eadolfo at stanford.edu>. She should be able to help.
On Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM, Maira Sutton <maira.sutton at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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 - www.eff.org
> maira at eff.org
> maira.sutton at gmail.com (personal email)
> 415.436.9333 x175
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 11:47 PM, Yosem Companys <companys at stanford.edu>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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