Author Archives: Clinic Staff

Cyberlaw and Immigration Clinics Team Up on DHS Comment

On October 13, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (“HIRC”) submitted a public comment drafted by the Cyberlaw Clinic regarding a rule proposed by the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). The proposed rule … Continue reading

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Clinic Files FOIA Litigation On Behalf of PhD Student

On October 9, the Cyberlaw Clinic filed litigation under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) on behalf of client Martin Pfeiffer. Mr. Pfeiffer is a PhD student at the University of New Mexico whose work focuses on nuclear semiotics, information … Continue reading

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Clinic Files Brief for Upturn on Probabilistic Genotyping

The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief (pdf) last week in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, on behalf of Upturn, Inc., a nonprofit organization that advocates for equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of … Continue reading

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AERA, Other SDOs, Drop Copyright Suit Against Public.Resource.org

Over the years, the Cyberlaw Clinic has taken an active interest in cases concerning attempts to use copyright claims to limit access to law.  Many of these cases have involved our friends at Public.Resource.org, which actively pushes back in situations … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Files Brief for HIRC on Device Searches at the Border

Last week, the Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief (.pdf) in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Alasaad v. Wolf, Case Nos. 20-1077, 20-1081. The case addresses the constitutional implications of electronic device searches at the border. … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Journalists Supporting Transparency

The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief (pdf) this week in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of a group of data journalists and media organizations, advocating for a greater access to government records stored in … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

Each day, the news brings to light more examples of profound injustice suffered by Black people in the United States and confirms that our nation has never adequately confronted, let alone addressed, systemic racism. Moreover, those few high-profile stories that attract scrutiny only begin to hint at the lived experience of racially marginalized communities in the U.S. 

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Looking Back at 2019-20, The Cyberlaw Clinic’s 20th Anniversary Year

When the Cyberlaw Clinic was founded at Harvard Law School during the 1999-2000 academic year, the law was evolving to accommodate rapidly-developing technologies that facilitated communication and interaction with content online. While large commercial entities could afford to pay for … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Rules No Copyright in Official Annotated State Code

We’re pleased to report that the United States Supreme Court has sided with Public.Resource.org and held that the Official Code of Georgia Annotated is ineligible for copyright protection. The Cyberlaw Clinic worked with the Caselaw Access Project team at the … Continue reading

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Cyberlaw Clinic, Researchers File Comment re: OMB AI Draft Memo

On Friday, March 13th, the Cyberlaw Clinic and a team of researchers based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society filed an administrative comment addressing the United States Office of Management and Budget’s “Draft Memorandum to the Heads … Continue reading

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