Projects and Cases

The Samuelson Clinic engages in client advocacy, policy-based research and academic scholarship in many areas of technology-related law. Faculty and students working with the Clinic have represented clients in legal matters before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Elections Commission, the Sixth, Ninth and 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, the U.S. Supreme Court, the California Assembly and Senate, and in technical standard-setting matters before the Internet Engineering Task Force and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards. 

Samuelson Clinic students and faculty have written and contributed to reports on behalf of clients, on matters of voter privacy, digital rights management technology, the relation of intellectual property laws to the manufacture and import of HIV anti-retroviral medications, the privacy issues in electronic benefit systems used to deliver financial aid to the poor, and the effect of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on speech, competition and innovation. In addition, the Samuelson Clinic has collaboratively developed an online resource center, Chilling Effects, to assist the public in dealing with a variety of legal issues arising on the internet, including copyright, trademark, and patent infringement. For further information on these projects and copies of some of the reports and briefs produced by the Clinic, please explore this section.

 

TitleYearType
Is it in the Public Domain? A Handbook for Evaluating the Copyright Status of a Work Created in the United States Between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 19772014Clinical Project, Educational Tools
Declaration of Jennifer Lynch in Support of Plaintiff's Cross Motion for Summary Judgement and Opposition to Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgement2012Declaration
Plaintiff's Reply in Support of Cross Motion For Summary Judgement and Opposition to Defendants' Motion For Summary Judgement2012Brief
Notice of Cross Motion For Summary Judgement; Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Support of Cross Motion For Summary Judgement2012Brief
Samuelson Clinic Students File Amicus Brief on Behalf of the National Alliance for Media Art and Culture in the Viacom-YouTube Appeal in the Second Circuit2011Brief
Samuelson Clinic Submitted Comments to the California Public Utilities Commission on Privacy and the "Smart Grid" on behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology 2010Clinical Project, Comments
SLTPPC Authors Introduction and Fair Use Whitepaper for the Copyright Reform Act2010Clinical Project
Report 1: Updating Fair use for Innovators and Creators in the Digital Age: Two Targeted Reforms2010Clinical Project
Introduction to the Copyright Reform Act2010Clinical Project
Clinic Comments on Private Sector Use of the Social Security Number2009Clinical Project
Clinic Comments on Private Sector Use of the Social Security Number2007Comments
Clinic's Electronic Voting Research Helped To Advance Election Integrity2007Report
Samuelson Clinic Students Assisted the Constitution Project in Preparing Guidelines for Video Surveillance2006Report
Samuelson Clinic Students Assisted the Constitution Project in Preparing Guidelines for Video Surveillance2006Report
Samuelson Clinic Director and Student Testified Before the Copyright Office2006Clinical Project, Testimony
Samuelson Clinic Submitted Comment to U.S. Copyright Office on behalf of Edward Felten and J. Alex Halderman2005Comments
Samuelson Clinic Submitted Comment to U.S. Copyright Office on behalf of Edward Felten and J. Alex Halderman2005Clinical Project, Comments
Samuelson Clinic Non-Resident Fellow Co-Authors Report on Cease-and-Desist Letters Submitted to Chilling Effects2005Clinical Project, Report
Samuelson Clinic Released Paper on Legal, Technical, and Software Interface Design Issues Related to Spyware2005Research Paper, Presentation
Samuelson Clinic Released Paper on Legal, Technical, and Software Interface Design Issues Related to Spyware2005Research Paper, Presentation
Clinic Submitted Comments to U.S. Copyright Office on behalf of Internet Archive regarding Orphan Works2005Clinical Project, Comments
Radio Frequency Identification and Privacy with Information Goods2004Research Paper, Presentation
Radio Frequency Identification and Privacy with Information Goods2004Research Paper, Presentation
Ubiquitous Computing: RFID and Information Goods2003Research Paper
Ubiquitous Computing: RFID and Information Goods2003Research Project
Memorandum Addressing the Need for a Treatment Agenda2002Report
Oasis Rights Language Technical Committee2002Clinical Project, Research Paper
Copyright, the Archivist, and the Public Interest2002Clinical Project, Project
Cyberslapp Suits2002Testimony
Open Resource for Open Source2002Clinical Project, Project
Oasis Rights Language Technical Committee2002Clinical Project, Research Paper
Standards Project2001Research Paper
Location Information Privacy Project ["Geopriv"]2001Comments