Rules For The Revolution: The Podcast

Answering your questions about podcasting, new media and the law.

Archive for March, 2007

Episode 009: Section 230 – a powerful code for free speech

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Host: Colette Vogele

Guest: Kurt Opsahl, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Kurt’s work at the EFF focuses on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law. Before joining EFF, Opsahl worked at Perkins Coie, where he represented technology clients with respect to intellectual property, privacy, defamation, and other online liability matters. Kurt also has past affiliations as research fellow to Professor Pamela Samuelson at the U.C. Berkeley School of Information Management & Systems. Kurt also co-authored the Electronic Media and Privacy Law Handbook.

Topics for Episode 009: In today’s episode, we discuss with Kurt Opsahl the background of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Kurt describes the congressional goals of the the CDA, a piece of the lengthly telecom legislation passed in 1996. Since its passage, other sections of the CDA have been struck down under constitutional challenges. Section 230, however, thrives today by providing fairly broad protection for intermediaries of content on the internet, which often includes podcasters (as well as eBay, Google, Yahoo!, and many more…).

Links for this Episode

  • CDA sectin 230
  • ACLU v. Reno case materials
  • EFF’s blogger’s FAQ on section 230
  • EFF’s FAQ on on-line defamation
  • EFF’s case archive re: section 230 casees
  • As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting.

    Credits: Benjamin A. Costa, Legal and Production Intern. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us.

    Feedback: We would very much like to hear from you and get your feedback on this new podcast series. Things you like, don’t like, or questions you have that you’d like answered in a future episode are welcome. Please send us your feedback and questions by emailing us at colette [at] rulesfortherevolution [dot] com or by calling our listener comment line at 206-350-5738.

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    Episode 008: The Documentary Film Program @ Stanford

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    Host: Colette Vogele

    Guest: Tony Falzone, Executive Director, Stanford Fair Use Project
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    An intellectual property litigator with nearly a decade of experience, Tony has advised and defended writers, publishers, filmmakers, musicians and video game makers on copyright, trademark, rights of publicity and other intellectual property matters. Prior to his work at Stanford, he was a litigation partner in the San Francisco office of Bingham McCutchen. He is a 1997 graduate of Harvard Law School, and was a law clerk to the Hon. Barry T. Moskowitz, U.S. District Judge, Southern District of California.

    Topics and Questions for Episode 008: In this episode, Tony Falzone, Executive Director for Fair Use Project at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society discusses the newly-announced Documentary Film Program, which provides a resource for documentary film makers who need to find errors and ommissions (E&O) insurance but run into problems because much of the content in their films is without permission, but used under the fair use doctrine. (Photo from interview!)

    Links for this Episode

  • Documentary Film Program
  • FAQ
  • how to join the attorney network
  • Center for Social Media’s Documentary Filmmaker’s Best Practices in Fair Use
  • As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting.

    Credits: Benjamin A. Costa, Legal and Production Intern. Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us.

    Feedback: We would very much like to hear from you and get your feedback on this new podcast series. Things you like, don’t like, or questions you have that you’d like answered in a future episode are welcome. Please send us your feedback and questions by emailing us at colette [at] rulesfortherevolution [dot] com or by calling our listener comment line at 206-350-5738.

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    Episode 007: Music Licensing (video-specific)

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    Host: Colette Vogele

    Guest: Tony Berman, Berman Entertainment and Technology Law
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    Tony’s practice involves negotiation of entertainment and technology contracts and advising clients on legal issues involved in the formation of media-related organizations and protection of copyrights and trademarks. He is also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University School of Law where he teaches Negotiating and Drafting Contracts in the Entertainment Business.

    Topic: In this episode, we continue the conversation with Tony Berman, founder of Berman Entertainment and Technology Law. Tony addresses specific issues to consider with respect to including music in your video blog or video podcast.

    Background: To get more background information on these and other topics, check the Podcasting Legal Guide on licensing music.

    Credits: Benjamin A. Costa, Legal and Production Intern (and official techie guru). Music for this episode is licensed from Magnatune. (Artist: Burnshee Thornside; Album: The Art Of Not Blending In; Song: Can I Be A Star.) Special thanks to Creative Commons and Alex Roberts for the logo design, and to Bill Streeter for getting this site designed and rolling for us.

    Feedback: We would very much like to hear from you and get your feedback on this new podcast series. Things you like, don’t like, or questions you have that you’d like answered in a future episode are welcome. Please send us your feedback and questions by emailing us at colette [at] rulesfortherevolution [dot] com or by calling our listener comment line at 206-350-5738.

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