Welcome to the website of the Digital Media Law Project. The DMLP was a project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society from 2007 to 2014. Due to popular demand the Berkman Klein Center is keeping the website online, but please note that the website and its contents are no longer being updated. Please check any information you find here for accuracy and completeness.
Like so many around the greater Berkman community I was stunned and saddened to hear that Aaron Swartz committed suicide late last week. I truly admired Aaron's work and consider the future of Internet policy substantially worse off without his presence. For more on his life and work, I'd encourage you to visit this gathering of Berkman blog feeds, which this week is filled with posts that discuss his life and work in greater detail.
Lori Drew, the 49-year-old woman charged in the first federal
cyberbullying case, was cleared of felony computer-hacking charges by a
jury Wednesday morning, but convicted of three misdemeanors. The jury
deadlocked on a remaining felony charge of conspiracy.
Believe it or not, the criminal case against Lori Drew heads to trial next Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles indicted Drew last May for her alleged role in a hoax on MySpace
directed at Megan Meier, a 13-year-old neighbor of Drew's who committed suicide in October 2006. Prosecutors claim that Drew violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA),
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