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demand the Berkman Klein Center is keeping the website online, but please note that the website and its contents are no longer being updated.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.
We have some important news to share from the Digital Media Law Project. After seven years of providing legal assistance to independent journalism through various methods, the DMLP will soon spin off its most effective initiatives and cease operation as a stand-alone project within the Berkman Center.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome our newest blogger, Jillian Stonecipher! Jillian, a 2L at Harvard Law School, is no stranger to our project, having worked with us as an intern throughout the 2012-13 academic year. When not hanging around the Berkman Center, Jillian works on both the Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.
Tomorrow, Harvard University will shut down for its annual Winter Recess, marking the end of the calendar
year for those of us at the Digital Media Law Project.It seems like this year has flown by, with so
much that we have done and so much that we still plan to do.
Today we are pleased to republish a piece from Tabitha Messick about her experiences as a 2012 Digital Media Law Project Summer Intern; this post was originally published by the DMLP's founder, David Ardia, on his blog at the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy. Thanks to both David and Tabitha for allowing us to run this post!
It is with mixed emotions that the Digital (nee Citizen) Media Law Project has to announce that Arthur
Bright, our Research Attorney and Editor, will be
leaving us for a new venture. Arthur has been working with us for more than a year in his current position; prior to that, he worked with our project as a student intern. We will miss his presence and his
contributions to our project, in particular his journalistic
skills and his careful attention to international freedom of speech
We are delighted to announce that, with the generous support of the Corydon B. Dunham Fellowship Fund of the Harvard Law School, the Berkman Center has named our own staff attorney, Andy Sellars, as the inaugural Dunham First Amendment Fellow.
Earlier this week the CMLP (under its new name, the Digital Media Law Project) sought leave to file an amicus brief in Boston Municipal Court in the case of Commonwealth v. Busa, which concerns a prosecution under Massachusetts's anti-counterfeiting law, M.G.L.
We are looking for contributing authors with expertise in media law, intellectual property, First Amendment, and other related fields to join us as guest bloggers. If you are interested, please contact us for more details.