Archive for May, 2013

Join Zeega for an Experiment — Zeegas to be Exhibited at SFMOMA!

Our friends at Zeega are involved in an exciting project called “The Making Of…,” a collaboration among award-winning NPR producers the Kitchen SistersKQEDAIR’s Localore, and the Zeega community.  The project will culminate in a showcase on May 30th and 31st at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, during which selected Zeegas will be exihbited at the Museum. Continue reading ‘Join Zeega for an Experiment — Zeegas to be Exhibited at SFMOMA!’

Newsgathering Guide in the News

Eric Johnson over at the Blog Law Blog has some nice things to say about the “Newsgathering in Massachusetts” legal guide that the Cyberlaw Clinic and Digital Media Law Project recently released.  Eric calls the guide “an information-packed reference tailor-made for citizen journalists, and it includes coverage of open meeting laws, public records laws, laws regarding access to courts, and laws regarding protection of anonymous sources.”  Eric goes on to address one of the issues covered in the legal guide — the First Circuit’s decision in Glik v. Cunniffe, which recognized a First Amendment right to record police officers in public places.  Thanks, Eric, for the kind words

Excitement About 3D Printing and Patents

 

Our project with the Electronic Frontier Foundation to make use of the preissuance submission process to limit the issuance of bad patents has met with widespread support from the 3D printing community and those who know how overly broad patents stifle innovation. After all, it’s hard to object to giving patent examiners relevant information as they decide whether or not to issue a patent that could change the shape of an industry!

As we expand our efforts to include mesh networking technologies, we hope that others will be inspired to make use of the preissuance submission process to improve patent quality in the technology areas they know best. You don’t need to be a lawyer, and you don’t need to pay any fee if you submit three or fewer references. In a future post, Cyberlaw Clinic attorney Kit Walsh will describe the lessons learned in the course of this effort, to help non-lawyers successfully navigate the preissuance submission process. Stay tuned!