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[edit] The Law for Engineers

Date: November 10, 2009, at 3:30 PM
Presenters: Keith Winstein (keithw)
Location: 4-237
Abstract: Could MIT listen in on your phone calls and read your e-mail? Does the DMCA really authorize torture? Why did a Republican group have to pay $537 to wdaher one recent year? Do those MIT singing groups need permission to release recordings of other people's songs? How did Aimee Smith beat the rap after getting arrested for calling the MIT Police "fucking pigs"? Could you get in trouble for buying from allofmp3.com?

Keith might not be able to answer all these legal questions, but he will help you learn how to research legal issues for yourself. This talk will discuss American law and legal research, how to use Lexis-Nexis, and touch on topics relevant to technology, copyrights, and MIT.

Bio: Keith Winstein '03 is an associate member of SIPB, on leave from his Ph.D. at MIT.
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