MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Law & Technology: Know Your Rights -- A Legal Teach-in from the BU/MIT Technology and CyberLaw Clinic

Andrew Sellars, Director, BU/MIT Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic

Jan/26 Thu 02:00PM-06:00PM E15-341
Jan/27 Fri 02:00PM-06:00PM E15-341

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up
Attendance: Participants welcome at individual sessions
Prereq: None

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The Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic represents MIT and BU students who run
into legal issues with their academic and innovative work. Since the
clinic launched in September we’ve worked with dozens of students at MIT
with their legal issues, and in this class we’ll go over some common
legal issues that we see, and how you can navigate them to effectively
research, experiment, publish, and share your work.

Some of the issues we’ll go over include:

* intellectual property
* hacking laws
* data privacy
* FOIA and public records
* academic freedom and the law

We’ll also solicit other topics from the group. Discussions and
presentations will be lead by the student attorneys in the Technology &
Cyberlaw Clinic, as well as the clinic’s director, Andy Sellars, who
previously co-taught IAP classes on reverse engineering and coders' rights.

Sponsor(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Contact: Andrew Sellars,