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demand the Berkman Klein Center is keeping the website online, but please note that the website and its contents are no longer being updated.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.
The Citizen Media Law Project today launched a cool new page that aggregates everything on our site relating to section 230 of the Communications Decency Act ("Section 230"), the important federal statute that protects operators of websites and other interactive computer services from liability for publishing the statements of third-parties.
I'm excited to welcome Eric Robinson, a noted media and First Amendment lawyer, as a guest blogger. Eric is a Staff Attorney at the Media Law Resource Center, a nonprofit information clearinghouse which monitors and promotes First Amendment rights in libel, privacy, and related fields of law.
Yesterday, CMLP and a number of media and advocacy organizations asked an Illinois appellate court for permission to file an amicus curiae brief in Maxon v. Ottawa Publishing. The brief urges the Illinois Appellate Court for the Third District to protect the rights of anonymous Internet speakers by imposing important procedural safeguards before ordering disclosure of their identities.
Today, the Citizen Media Law Project joined numerous other media organizations and media law advocacy groups in filing an amicus curiae brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to grant rehearing en banc in Noonan v.
Are you a lawyer interested in dealing with emerging legal issues
relating to the intersection of law, journalism, and new media on the
Internet? Would you like to help online journalism and new media ventures meet their legal needs? Do you want a stimulating yet laid back work environment?
Are you a law student interested in working on challenging legal issues relating to online speech and non-traditional journalism? Are you looking for media and cyberlaw experience? Do you want to get involved with the Berkman Center community?
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.